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Caverne du Dragon, Oulches-la-Vallee-Foulon

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Caverne du Dragon is a WWI museum and official remembrance site where German forces used the old quarry as an underground barrack. The one-square-kilometer (0.62 square miles) cave network is called "The Dragon's Lair." The subterranean caverns were originally a tunnel system created by the limestone quarry during the 17th century. The caves are 20–40 meters (12–24 miles) below the surface. They were used as field hospitals and command posts by both the French and German forces. Put Caverne du Dragon at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oulches-la-Vallee-Foulon tour itinerary planning app.
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  • Went first thing and was able to go on a tour led in French, though we had headset with commentary at each of the stop points. Interesting to see the size and the importance of the cave and how there....  more
    Went first thing and was able to go on a tour led in French, though we had headset with commentary at each of the stop points. Interesting to see the size and the importance of the cave and how there....  more »
  • Outstanding museum on the Chemin des Dames reliving the terrible struggle for the CdDin 1914-1918 war. The 1 hour tour takes you underground into the Quarry/ Mine that became an underground fortress.....  more
    Outstanding museum on the Chemin des Dames reliving the terrible struggle for the CdDin 1914-1918 war. The 1 hour tour takes you underground into the Quarry/ Mine that became an underground fortress.....  more »
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  • Great tour of the Caverne du Dragon. Being fornthe UK we had audio guides which were great. The temperature is a steady 12°C year round, so in the summer you may want to bring a jumper especially for the little ones.
  • Wonderful experience. We were worried that the guided tour would only be in French, but right away they offered an immediate personal guided tour in English. (Not sure if they were less busy than normal or if they can always do this, but either way it was very nice.) The tour guide was very informative, charming, and funny. He knew everything about the site and the war, and explained it in a very fun way. He even gave me a little blanket to wear since I only had on a T-shirt (it’s cold down there). We learned a lot at this unique and special location. Highly recommended!

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