Rendez-vous at Fort de la Pompelle

  • Fort de la Pompelle

    Fort de la Pompelle

    © OT de Reims / Carmen Moya

  • Fort de la Pompelle

    Fort de la Pompelle

    © CRTCA / C. Flamant

Rendez-vous at Fort de la Pompelle 51500 Puisieulx fr

The 'Fort de la Pompelle' played an important role in the 1914-1918 war. It was built between 1880 and 1883 as part of Reims' defences on the designs of General Séré de Rivières after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). It was the only fort to remain in the hands of the allied forces during WWI and protected the city of Reims.

Reconverted into a museum, Fort de la Pompelle contains important military collections, including the unique Friese collection of some 560 items of headgear that belonged to the German imperial army. 

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