The French and German necropolises distributed across our ruined villages bear permanent witness to the terrible human toll of the Great War. On 10 August 1914, Bazailles was burned to the ground. While the front tightened on the
hills above Baslieux, the German artillery shelled Fillières and Ville-au-Montois.
Despite the absence of visible scars from these dark days, the memories remain. Come and visit our rural and historic region, which is both picturesque and full of surprises.
Length ofcircuit : 55 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.