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Report - Chaffours Quarry / Fort

paulo999

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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.

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Joan of Arc:

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Troglodyte style development of the quarry, into a fort.

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

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The "Indian" on the corner:

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The cavalry... adapted as cataphile :)

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An internal carving

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The Chapel.

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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

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Detail, the chapel:

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

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