From 3 August 1914, when war was declared, the first few weeks of fighting unfolded in various stages in the Spincourt sector. After the German forces were defeated near Mangiennes and withdrew to the north, a frontal attack began on 20 August and ended on 25 August with the general retreat of the French towards Verdun.
Length of circuit : 40 KM
The agenda is an invaluable tool and will help you organise your weekends during the Great War centenary year. It will also enable you to take part in free commemorative and festive events, by providing you with an exclusive à la carte programme!
After the Great War, which began 100 years ago, all that remained of this region were battlefields and destroyed villages. In the same place, you will now find idyllic landscapes and picturesque villages. In order to help you visit the region, the CHEMINS DE MEMOIRE project has developed 10 CIRCUITS, ranging from 35 - 80 km. As you pass along the trails, information points will help you find out more about the special and little known history of the Battle of the Frontiers.
You can pick up a free map from the region's tourist offices.