The cave of the Dragon

The cave of the Dragon is a former quarry that has been fought between German and french during the offensive of 1917

You have to take your car to visit the cave of the Dragon (it's in the middle of nowhere). There is a parking lot in front of the entrance. Be careful you can't visit the cave by yourself it's a guided tour, The visit starts every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the attendance. The fee is 8 euros. The tour takes 1 h 30. Beware there is not really a restaurant in the museum you need to take your car to go to a restaurant.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

The entrance to the Cave of the Dragon

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The entrance to the Cave of the Dragon
A museum was built above the cave of the Dragon. There is a small bar to wait the start of the guided tour (start every 30 minutes in week end)

The Chemin des Dames (path of the ladies)

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The Chemin des Dames (path of the ladies)
Nice view of the valley. During the offensive of the “Chemin des Dames” the Germans protected themselves in the cave of the Dragon.

German inscriptions

German inscriptions
There are a lot of military remains in the cave, you can still see some German inscriptions on the walls.

The cave

The cave
The cave is a former stone quarry that was used since the Middle Ages. The ceiling of the cave is sometimes quite low. For the soldiers of the first world war the cave provided a significant refuge during bombings.

The guided tour

The guided tour
'The guided tour is very complete (too long?), you''ll know everything of the history of the cave of the Dragon. The cave is dark and isn’t very large. Luckily the ground is flat, sometimes you don’t know where you put your feet.'

The dead soldiers

The dead soldiers
The lights represent the soldiers who died during the fighting.

The life of the German soldiers

The life of the German soldiers
The cave was occupied most of the time by the Germans during the war. You can see some objects of everyday life testifying to their passage. Apparently the Germans soldiers liked the oysters!

A trench

A trench
A trench has been reconstructed at the entrance of the cave.

Landslide

Landslide
Some parts of the cave collapsed during the fighting, French soldiers were buried alive. Nobody knows the number of bodies that are still in the cave.
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