Feignies - Fort de Leveau
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Fort de Leveau
Route de Mairieux
until 15 February inclusive
Monday to Friday from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.
From April to October, the last two Sundays of every month from 2.30pm to 6.00pm, guided tour at 3.00pm.
Closed on public holidays except 11 November from 2.30pm to 6.00pm.
Fort de Leveau de Feignies
Fort Leveau is part of the Maubeuge stronghold and played a part in defending the town in 1914. Today, owned by the town of Feignies, it is one of the last places to bear witness to military Maubeuge in 1914. The association Sauvegarde du Fort de Leveau (Save Fort Leveau) was created in 1993 and since then has been working to restore the sites. Its aim is to return the site to its original state, while conserving the vestiges of past combats.
The Fort Leveau Museum is entirely dedicated to the First World War. From local history to a more global view of the conflict, the daily life of the soldiers and living conditions of the Poilus (nickname given to French soldiers) are presented from the first days of the war in the Séré de Rivières system, to the mud of the trenches.