Fort de la Pompelle

Reims

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Fort de la Pompelle

This fort was built by General Séré de Rivière in 1880. Heroically it resisted throughout World War I from 1914 to 1918 under German assault waves and bombardment.

Do & See

Reims has no less than four monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city is also known for its famous Champagne houses that are open to the public; many of them provide tours of their cellars, wine tastings and gala dinners. Reims is also a city of plants and flowers – it has been awarded four flowers as part of the prestigious Villes et Villages Fleuris flower competition, the highest of any French city. This city will truly leave a lasting impression.