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Visit the Fort of Flémalle, witness of two world wars

  • Architectural heritage

The Fort of Flémalle, a few kilometres from Liège, was witness to fierce fighting during the first and second world war. The building, now open to visitors, reveals the daily life of the soldiers stationed there and its tragic history.

The story of the fort, from its building to the two world wars

The Fort of Flémalle was built in 1888 by Henri Alexis Brialmont, the 19th century equivalent of Vauban. It was part of a network of 12 fortified constructions meant to protect Liège.

It was heavily bombed during the Battle of Liège in the first world war, then later, at the beginning of the second world war.

The Fort of Flémalle today

Most of the fort is accessible to the public, through guided tours. Visitors get to:

  • Walk through the underground galleries and understand what the soldiers' life was like,
  • Look at a 3D reconstitution of the fort as it was in May 1940: a fantastic way to understand how the defence techniques had changed from a war to the next.
  • See a collection of military objects from both wars: weapons, medical equipment, uniforms. A room also is dedicated to women's role in the American army.

Practical information

  • Comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes are recommended
  • Cafeteria on site

Visit the Fort of Flémalle and keep history alive.

Schedule

All year round

Guided tours of the fort:

  • The first Saturday of the month at 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm
  • The third Sunday of the month at 10 am and 2 pm
  • During the Cultural Heritage days in September
  • On July 21s (Belgium's national day)

Price

Individual

€ 5
Free for children under 12.
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.