Suresnes, at the gates of Paris
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Cultural Heritage

Suresnes, small and charming city, at the gates of Paris has a great cultural heritage through the city. Follow the guide!

The Fortress and the 8th Signal Corps

The Mont-Valérien Fortress, one of the sixteen forts built around Paris between 1840 and 1845, overlooks a hill which is 162 meters high.


© 8th Signal Corps

 

It houses institutions such as the 8th Signal Corps, the Pigeon House of the National Military, the museum of war pigeons, and also the museum of Signal Corps.

 

Inside the Fortress can be found the museum of Signal Corps, which has radio equipment, code details, a transmitter from the Eiffel Tower and military equipment from the world wars. It also has the last war Pigeon House in Europe as well as the museum of war and homing pigeons.

 

Visiting the museums and the Pigeon House is possible all year round for organisations and schools by request to the following address: olivier.maillols@intradef.gouv.fr

 

NB: The Fortress is only open to the public during the European Heritage days and offers guided tours of the site.

 

Contact details:

+33 (0)1 41 44 53 50 

+33 (0)1 41 44 52 13

 

www.defense.gouv.fr

oci-suresnes.8rt@orange.fr

 

How to get there:

Rue du Colonel Hubert Delestrée

  • SNCF train: from Paris Saint-Lazare station or La Défense, stop at Suresnes Mont Valérien
  • Bus: 160, 241, 360 (stop at Cluseret Hôpital Foch), 563
  • Car: from le Pont de Suresnes, follow the blue signs: American Military Cemetery and Memorial

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