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Report - Chaffours Quarry / Fort

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by paulo999, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. paulo999

    paulo999 28DL Regular User
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    A quarry developed in the 1800s that was subsequently used by the French army in the first world war. It features a selection of military related sculptures on the outside, plus a chapel and a more recently developed dining room.

    Access itself was easy, but the site is hidden in a wood on a hill. It took some time peering at contour maps and debating to work out the way... but we got there in the end.


    Joan of Arc:


    Troglodyte style development of the quarry, into a fort.


    One of the many military sculptures on the edge of the fort:


    The "Indian" on the corner:


    The cavalry... adapted as cataphile :)


    An internal carving


    The Chapel.


    The fort was used by two regiments who fought in the Somme and Vernam, as a base mainly for recouperation - it was inside French lines for most of WW1


    Detail, the chapel:


    The "dining room" - a new build from what we could tell.

    #1 paulo999, Oct 30, 2006
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