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Go trough the underground passages and relive the 1870 exceptional siege thanks to the film “the besieged fortress”. The garrison’s chapel, the history museum and the 13 audio-visual stops will complete your visit.

Opening Hours : March 23 – October 20   Mon-Sat 10:00am – 5:00 pm / Summer Opening Hours : July – August  10:00am – 6:00 pm / Sundays and public holidays  10:00 – 6:00 pm – Carparks, shops and cafeterias

Adults : 10 € – Minors : 8 € - Adults Groups (+ 10 pers) : 8 € – Schoolgroups : 6 €

Visit duration: 1:30 to 2 hours – Departures of the visit every 8 minutes – Warm clothes are recommended

The undergrounds and the film tour

After you’ll have passed the entrance ramp, you dive into the mysterious undergrounds.

The discovering tour is punctuated with the scenes of the movie “The besieged Fortress”. This film adventure, which was free inspired by the story of the siege of Bitche in 1870, invites you to meet the principal characters of this eventful historical page. With an individual headphone, that mixes sensational sound effects to the dialogs, enjoy History in all its dimensions!

Some scenes could be shocking for children!

The top plateau: Museums and panoramic-tour

The restored chapel contains the original Reliefplan of Bitche. This 3D model from 1794 presents the fortress in its environment at the end of the 18 Century. Interactive screens lead you to a surprising trip into the past and history.

The museum “Men in War of 1870” proposes you a realistic overview of this conflict with pictures from the archives and letters of soldiers. On the top plateau, don’t miss the 13 stations of the architectural tour and admire the wonderful panorama to the North-Vosges-Mountains.


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Our address

Rue de Bombelles F-57230 BITCHE
49.05235, 7.4300
+33 (0)3 87 96 18 82

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