Could there have been a better place than the pastures of Pré-Giroud for keeping watch over the German patrols on top of the Mont-d'Or? Pré-Giroud fortress also comprises three smaller forts, fitted with machine guns and linked by underground tunnels. There are also observation posts, a provisions shop, a machinery room and shelter for up to 130 men, with artillery posts, telephones, an operations room, an infirmary, a kitchen, and dining and sleeping quarters. The fortress now belongs to a foundation. The guided tour takes approximately one and a half hours, and visitors are advised to wear good hiking shoes! The temperature inside the Fort is between 8 and 10° C.

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Address:
Vallorbe
Switzerland
Price: Saturday and Sunday 11am-5:45. Open April - October


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Telephone Number: 41 21 843 25 83
Email: contact@vallorbe.ch
Price Information: Saturday and Sunday 11am-5:45. Open April - October
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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