Fortress of Charlemont

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Fortress of Charlemont
Fort de Charlemont
Near Givet
Givet - Fort de Charlemont -1.jpg
The Fortress of Charlemont and the village of Givet.
Map of Champagne-Ardenne, France
Map of Champagne-Ardenne, France
Fortress of Charlemont (Champagne-Ardenne)
Coordinates50°08′09″N 4°48′13″E / 50.135833°N 4.803611°E / 50.135833; 4.803611Coordinates: 50°08′09″N 4°48′13″E / 50.135833°N 4.803611°E / 50.135833; 4.803611
Site history

The Fortress of Charlemont (French: Fort de Charlemont) is a French stronghold located near the Belgian border on the Meuse. It is a citadel, surrounded by a network of outworks,[1] including the connecting forts (Givet and the Mont d'Hours).[2] It dominates the town of Givet and when in use as a working fortress controlled the valley of the Meuse.

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  • Montclos, Jean-Marie Pérouse de (2009) [1972], Architecture. Méthode et vocabulaire (in French), Paris: du patrimoine (publishing heritage), ISBN 2-85822-593-1
  • Siborne, William (1895), The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 (4th ed.), Westminster: A. Constable