Fort de Seclin

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Fort de Seclin
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chloe saby
Lille, Francja5 contributions
Passion and history at the Fort de Seclin!
sie 2020
This unique site has so much beauty and history, we enjoyed a lot the visit in French with the owner of the Fort he knows all the secrets of this beautiful place and share them with passion and engagement visiting the Fort de Seclin is a must-have!
Written 4 sierpnia 2020
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David RADON
3 contributions
Really interesting visit !
lip 2020
A very interesting and unexpected visit in Seclin ! A passionate dive into history, architecture, WWI and WWII campaigns, French Resistance, and rare militaria from the French, Britsh, German armies but as well rare artefacts from Russia in excellent condition. You will find as well a restored FT17 in exceptional condition and a few remarkable horse sculptures. If you are interested in horses, you will find attaching friends from interesting races. Not to forget the landscape, all the restoration work, easily accessible via A1. Really enjoyable and documented visit from 10 to 99 years !
Written 4 lipca 2020
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MartinF_Chorley
Chorley, UK32 contributions
Awesome!
wrz 2019 • Pary
We could not visit this late 19th. century French fortification during normal opening hours due to the tight itinerary we were on during our trip to Flanders however Sophie kindly arranged for us to have a private tour. How good is that!!! I have always wanted to live in a Serre de Rivieres fort so I was most envious of Sophie and her family who have bought a derelict fort first built shortly after the Franco Prussian war of 1870. They have carefully, and with most significant effort, cleared a century of undergrowth and restored the barrack blocks to their former glory. They have installed a superb museum within one area of the fort and created a lovely space for conferences, weddings or what have you. The museum contains many of the objects one associates with all western front museums but it also has masses of highly unusual items too, not least a collection commemorating a French senior soldier who died early in the Great War. And the floor area between cabinets is liberally ‘covered’ with enormous exhibits such as field guns etc. But the museum is not the only place where one may see such interesting objects - one arch connecting the main parade ground with the Rue du Rempart (an area of the fort where mobile artillery was placed in time of war) contains several pristine field guns and artillery limbers, rare artifices indeed, particularly the limbers. And in another arch we spied a GS wagon and what looked like it might be an ambulance cart (?). Everywhere one looks there are delights to be found, not least a Renault light tank circa 1917. Sophie tells us they own not just the one, but three!!! A long tunnel descends towards the front of the fort and a moat capponier where troops would have defended against enemy infiltration of the fort vis the moat. The fort is quite unusual in that a lot is of brick construction whereas the forts we have visited around Verdun tend to be stone. The long, descending corridor makes a great photo opportunity particularly because the tracks of the small gauge ammunition railway are still in situ. Sophie is a most knowledgeable guide and had a lot of interesting information to pass on to us. All in all we would recommend a visit to this fort as there is so much to see, and in particular because the fort is not dead and cold as most are, but a live and vibrant place where a family live happily amongst history, chickens, goats et all! Highly recommended.
Written 10 października 2019
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helle vang L
1 contribution
Interesting history
lip 2019
A fantastic Historical attraction - very good guided tours in French and English by the famil, that lives there. It's a very interesting placewith a nice little museum with a good collection of weapons among other things.
Written 26 sierpnia 2019
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AlexisHC
54 contributions
Fantastic experience and an absolute must visit
sie 2018 • Dla rodziny
This was the highlight of my visit to Northern France. Fort de Section is a family run private museum that has been partially restored and equipped by the owner over the last 40 years. We thought it was closed when we arrived but I called the number at the gate and was met by the owner. He gave me and my family an unforgettable tour of the fort, he speaks very little English and my French is (ashamedly) rather ropey, but we managed to communicate with the help of one of his daughters (whose English was good) and I learned a great deal about the history of the fort and the artefacts he has collected over the last 40 years. I highly recommend a visit here and will definitely visit again if I'm in the area.
Written 19 października 2018
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Thank you for sharing on tripadvisor !
Written 8 czerwca 2019
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account2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga92 contributions
Hopeless organisation
wrz 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
I went on a French Heritage Days weekend. Ignoring the spirit of free access for such events they were still charging 6 Euro, but still attracted a large crowd, 200 people, as they’d only put on one tour all day. And all these people were poorly served, as all they got was to see was the fort gateway and courtyard, with its tired museum. Nothing was available in English, though I did not except the harassed organiser to do so with so few foreigners around. But if all you can do is provide a taste of your site, you should not charge for it, or find some more staff.
Written 16 września 2018
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David G
Ghent, Belgia420 contributions
Must see place!
maj 2018 • Pary
Passionate family painstakingly restoring the fort for 20 years now. The father Mr.Boniface is a fascinating man who knows his stuff (history of WW1, artillerie, the fort,...) He's funny, interesting and driven. It's a unique place and is well worth a detour.
Written 25 maja 2018
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Alistair R
Londyn, UK22 contributions
Well Preserved Sere Rivieres Fort & Museum
lip 2017 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
I was please to visit this largely un-altered and well preserved Sere Riviere's Fort situated in lovely countryside south of Lille. It was part of a defensive ring fortress for the city but never saw action in WW1. There is a fine double caponier, well preserved barracks, the original armoured doors and an excellent museum of WW1 artefacts. The Museum includes cannons, uniforms and shells (much to see). The fort is a family home and alive with friendly animals including donkeys, horses, goats and pigs. My tour guide Sofie spoke good English and gave me 1st star treatment. There is also a WW2 observation post on the top of the fort. There are lots of butterflies and interesting plants as well. If you like fortifications or are just interested in the WW1 period, check it out.
Written 6 sierpnia 2017
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dianne m
manchester395 contributions
A private family run site with some amazing exhibits!
lis 2015
Having mis-timed my arrival and appeared an hour before the scheduled opening time, I was made very welcome by the proprietor who is a huge enthusiast with great love for his fort and his collection. I was given a personal escort around the site and the extensive collection, with the opportunity to ask any question at all, finding my guide to be a fount of knowledge, happy to devote all the time I needed to my tour. This gentleman has done some amazing work collecting the items and some truly fantastic restoration work on the larger pieces. I won't spoil the surprises but anyone with an interest in Great War items absolutely must see this collection. The location itself is completely charming, the animal residents are delightful and the unspoilt surroundings include some absorbing contemporary features which have been sensitively preserved. Personal attention seems to be the order of the day here. Apparently the family are happy to collect visitors from the local town or even from Lille if transport is a problem. It is advisable to ring and make arrangements for a visit so that an English speaking guide is present unless you can manage in French. There is a website which contains all the phone numbers, opening times and so on.
Written 10 listopada 2015
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ach8
13 contributions
a rural gem, NOT TO BE MISSED
kwi 2015 • Dla rodziny
we planned a visit to this fort mentioned in our ww1 battlefields guidebook, what we failed to read was the opening times (weekends at 3) however the owner was in and invited us to return at 1.30pm, which we are so glad we did! This fort is now a family home and is a hidden gem! It is far larger than you expect and full of history! The owner took us round explaining the museum collections and then around the fort, through tunnels and to the soldiers memorial. A lovely touch was that the owner have us some poppy seeds when we left This was a lovely hour and a half even though the owner only spoke French my alevel French was sufficient to grasp what she was saying
Written 15 kwietnia 2015
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