The Baillet-Latour Museum offers a totally new scenography based on the First World War.
The museum, housed in the old town hall of the little village of Latour, is a branch of the Gaume Museum in Virton.
It showcases the dreadful Battle of the Frontiers, which gave rise to the terrible confrontations resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of soldiers, including many French, but also civilians whom the massacres, destructions and fires took a heavy toll on during the 3 days of brutality from 20 to 22 August 1914.
The museum displays many witness accounts, archives, personal objects belonging to soldiers and the local people, a panoramic view of military cemeteries and other objects reminding visitors of this cruel battle.
Relics and other witness accounts of the Second World War will also be exhibited at the museum.
Other rooms throughout the museum are dedicated to the prestigious Baillet-Latour family, of which one family member was the founder of the Belgian Olympic Committee.
A museum for discovering and sharing an exceptional historical heritage of the village of Latour.
Preparing your visit
From Easter to Toussaint: Sundays from 3 to 6pm.
July-August: everyday from 2 to 6pm.
Guided tours are available all year round by reservation only.
Contact + 32 (0)63/57 77 58.
Seniors, students, groups (min. 15 people) & families (1 adult and 2 children 12 years old+) €1.50
Free for children under 12 years old.
Why not also participate in the "circuit des Fusillés" (Trail commemorating the people shot by firing squad) in Latour
Organised by the Baillet-Latour Museum, this trail of around 7km takes you along a journey of the tragic fate that the civilians of the little village of Latour on 22/08/14. All the information about the trail is available at the entrance of the museum.
Tourist information on the town VIRTON
- tel. : +32 (0) 63 57 77 58
- fax : +32 (0)
- website : http://www.musees-gaumais.be
- email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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