The Great War quarries guided tour

    During the First World War, French soldiers found a shelter, few meters away from the front lines in quarries dug into the hillside. Turning from soldiers to artists, they left an incredible work of art, history and memory by carving and sculpting the stone. Magnificent sculptures, drawings and frescoes adorn the walls of what we named in French "Creuttes": plates foreshadowing the lists of the dead of our common, emblazoned regiments, animal or human figures, the Marianne, souvenirs from their civil life, even a chapel where the soldiers used to pray before going back to the battlefield. The entire set is a unique testimony about the Great War and the memory of the men.



    - Tuesday 22nd at 11:00 am
    - Thursday 31st at 3:00 pm


    - Tuesday 12th & 26th at 11:00 am
    - Thursday 21st at 3:00 pm


    - Tuesday 3rd, 24th & 31st at 11:00 am
    - Thursday 12th & 19th at 3:00 pm


    - Tuesday 7th at 11:00 am
    - Thursday 23rd & 30th at 3:00 pm


    - Tuesday 4th & 11th at 11:00 am
    - Thursday 6th at 3:00 pm

    For all
    Compulsory reservation - payment at the tourist office of Villers-Cotterêts or  online payment  
    6 place Aristide Briand - 02600 Villers-Cotterêts
    Phone : +33 (0)3 23 96 55 10
    Prices: 4,50€ / 3,50€ for children between 4 and 11 included / free for children under 4

    Online payment also available at the tourist information point at Vic-sur-Aisne (no cash or check)


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