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Fort Dorsner

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Territoire de Belfort

Fort Dorsner  - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Territoire de Belfort
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Fort Dorsner, named after a General of the Empire, is part of the Upper Moselle's defensive curtain. It is also known as Fort de Giromagny. It is a defensive structure made of pink Vosges sandstone, erected in the last quarter of the 19th century, and falls within the municipalities of Giromagny and Auxelles-Bas. It connected the entrenched camps of Épinal and Belfort and protected the north-south axis, from the Ballon d'Alsace to Belfort, and the east-west axis, from Haut-Rhin to Haute-Saône.

You can explore it yourself from July to mid-September, and there are guided tours by appointment during the rest of the year. You can discover the fort's particular architecture, with its barracks for 650 men built on two floors around an octagonal yard, the two Mougin turrets, named after their inventor (who was also the pioneer of French armour plating), indirect fire casemates, caponiers and artillery batteries.

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Fort Dorsner

Entry into the fort tunnel ( © Jean Espirat )
Entry into the fort tunnel ( © Jean Espirat )
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Information on safe ( © Jean Espirat )
Information on safe ( © Jean Espirat )
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Court of Honor ( © Jean Espirat )
Court of Honor ( © Jean Espirat )
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Arch under turrets Mougin ( © Jean Espirat )
Arch under turrets Mougin ( © Jean Espirat )
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Court of Honor, for the second stage ( © Jean Espirat )
Court of Honor, for the second stage ( © Jean Espirat )
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location hoists ( © Jean Espirat )
location hoists ( © Jean Espirat )
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Chapel of the fort ( © Jean Espirat )
Chapel of the fort ( © Jean Espirat )
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Reconstruction of a cannon breech 12 ( © Jean Espirat )
Reconstruction of a cannon breech 12 ( © Jean Espirat )
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vaulted rooms on the second floor ( © Jean Espirat )
vaulted rooms on the second floor ( © Jean Espirat )
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Map of the fort ( © Jean Espirat )
Map of the fort ( © Jean Espirat )
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Explanation of the box ( © Jean Espirat )
Explanation of the box ( © Jean Espirat )
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Explanation of conditions of life in the fort ( © JE)
Explanation of conditions of life in the fort ( © JE)
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Explanation of the lift ( © Jean Espirat )
Explanation of the lift ( © Jean Espirat )
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explanation of arming the fort ( © Jean Espirat )
explanation of arming the fort ( © Jean Espirat )
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explanation of the gun - turret ( © Jean Espirat )
explanation of the gun - turret ( © Jean Espirat )
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explanation of the cannon breech 12 ( © Jean Espirat )
explanation of the cannon breech 12 ( © Jean Espirat )
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explanation of the double Caponière ( © Jean Espirat )
explanation of the double Caponière ( © Jean Espirat )
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