Rendez-vous at The Navarin Monument in Souain-Perthes-lès-Hurlus
Located at the very heart of where the Battle of Champagne raged, this monument commemorates the fighting of October 1914 and September 1915.
It was built in 1924, at the initiative of General Gouraud, the Commander of the IVth Army, to honour the fallen soldiers of the armies of Champagne. The monument overlooks a vast panorama of the former Champagne front, and much of the surrounding land still bears the scars of the fighting: trenches, traverses, craters, etc.
At the top, a sculpture depicts three patrolling soldiers in the guise of General Gouraud, Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, the son of the President, who died in 1918 in the Tardenois, and the brother of the sculptor who fell on the Chemin des Dames.