Camp Marguerre - Duzey Battery

Constructions typiques du Camp Marguerre. Source : site maginot60.com

This village in the middle of the woods behind the German front was a centre for the study and the production of reinforced concrete.

Camp Marguerre, Loison Camp Marguerre, (also known as the negro village) is just a few kilometres from the site and is well worth the detour. This village, in the middle of the woods behind the German front, was a centre for the study and the production of reinforced concrete. A marked path and information panels make it easy to safely discover these many perfectly conserved homes and buildings. Visiting this site throws light on the daily life of a German soldier before and during the Battle of Verdun. Its surprising setting lends itself to a remarkable architectural ambiance.

Duzey Battery For a long time, Duzey was thought to be the site of the "Big Bertha canon." Actually, though, it's the home of "Max," a 20 tonne, very long range navy cannon. A visit to the camp reveals its imposing stature, the special arrangements that had to be made to house it, the ingenious methods use to conceal it, and the impact its shooting had on the Battle of Verdun.
To be discovered... The Camp "de la Côte de Romagne at Azannes", on the "Vieux Métiers d'Azannessite". (Open to the public on Ascension Day, Thursdays in May and certain Fridays in July and August)
Pays d'Accueil Touristique de Damvillers-Etain-Spincourt 14 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville BP 6 55230 Spincourt Tel: 0033 (0)3.29.87.87.50 Fax: 0033 (0)3.29.87.87.56 Email: pays-accueil-tourisme@wanadoo.fr Directions For forest sites, follow the signs to Loison Free, self-guided tours (except for the Camp de la Côte de Romagne) Group services: guided tours in French, English and German From March to October, reservations essential Tarif: 2€30 per person per site A free map of all the 14-18 sites open to the public is available at all the sites and at Meuse tourist information offices. Tel: 00 33 (0)3 29 86 14 18 Regional Tourist Board Tel: 00 33 (0)3 29 45 78 40

  • Azannes monument. Photo JP le Padellec.

  • Duzey Battery. Source: www.codecom-spincourt.fr/spincourt/tourisme_et_loisirs/batterie_de_duzey.htm

  • Typical Camp Marguerre buildings. Source: www.chez.com/rogau/html/autres_sites.htm

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    Practical information

    Address

    55230
    Duzey
    Pays d'Accueil Touristique de Damvillers-Etain-Spincourt 14 rue de l'Hôtel de VilleBP 655230 SpincourtTél. : 03.29.87.87.50Fax : 03.29.87.87.56

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    Tarifs : 2.30 € par site et par personne

    Weekly opening hours

    De mars à octobre, sur réservation uniquement

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