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Fort of Emines, a Great War memorial site

Fort of Emines, a Great War memorial site
© Fred. Pauwels/collectif HUMA

The Fort of Emines, a memorial site in the province of Namur, re-opened on the occasion of the centenary commemorations of the First World War.

Situated 5 kilometres from Namur, between the villages of Emines and Saint-Marc, the Fort of Emines is excellently preserved and remains for the most part, unaltered since 1914. The Fort is part of the Fortified Position of Namur, which has preserved many traces of its military past. In total, 9 forts are concealed in the wooded mountains around Namur.

Triangular in shape and designed by General Hénri Alexis Brialmont, the Fort of Emines was built between 1888 and 1892 and today still presents an outer wall that has remained in excellent condition.

Guided tours, specifically organised as part of the First World War commemorations, enable visitors to really embrace this impressive site.

Don't forget to book your visit!

Practical information

Visits from 03/08 to 15/11/14 by reservation only.

Don't hesitate to also discover the Circuits around the Fortified Position in Namur by bike or by car.


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