Tour of the Mont-Valérien: place of memory

The walk follows the footpath around the Mont-Valérien to discover the famous history of the place.

A very easy walk around the Mont-Valérien near Paris. It's very nice because you can have a circular view on the surrounding area. You can get all the information on the history of this place at the information center which is located on the left on the main square of the memorial. The guided tour is free.

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Duration: 2 h.

The memorial of France

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The memorial of France
The crypt contains sixteen remains of fighters of the war 39-45. An empty tomb is reserved for the last companion of the Liberation.

The cross of Lorraine

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The cross of Lorraine
The monument in memory of the dead of the WW2. The Mont-Valérien was chosen because of the many resistance fighters who were shot in the fort by the Germans. Every year fhe France celebrates the call of June 18, 1940.

The clearing of the executed

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The clearing of the executed
Inside the fort the Germans killed more than 1,000 fighters.

Equestrian Centre

Equestrian Centre
After the visit of the esplanade you can walk around the hill there is a small park.

An orientation table

An orientation table
Nice view of Paris

The American cemetery

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The American cemetery
'Continuing the journey around the Mont-Valérien you can visit an American cemetery, it contains the graves of American soldiers who died during the WW2. The cemetery belongs to the United States, it''s quiet and very well maintained. A must see.'

The graves of American soldiers

The graves of American soldiers

View of Paris

View of Paris

View of Rueil-Malmaison

View of Rueil-Malmaison
Amazing panorama of Paris

The Park

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The Park
The military fort is still in use, you can’t visit it.

The entrance to the fort

The entrance to the fort
The fort houses the 8th Regiment of Transmission of the French army.

Parking

Starting point. Parking

Information centre

Starting point for free and guided tours.

Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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