The Tournoux fortress (1839-1866) saw action during World War 2. In June 1940, Italian soldiers attacked the fortress - fighting ensued for 3 days. In October 1944 the Touroux fortress was occupied by the German army. As the Free French approached, the Germans sabotaged Touroux and withdrew towards the nearby Maginot fortifications. They were eventually extracted from the Maginot line in March 1945.
The fortress today:
It is currently open to the public.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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