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Pleasure Trails: The Donon Casemates

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An emblematic demarcation point between France and the German Empire, the Donon and its surroundings were the scene of violent fighting from August 1914. The stakes are high, so much so that it is considered essential to establish a cordon of defensive devices there. These constructions, trenches and shelters left as they are today constitute the Ariadne's thread through an episode of fierce face-to-face confrontations between two armies ready for all daring and all sacrifices to defend the colors of the flag …
North Donon casemates - 21/07 Meeting: 13:30 p.m. Schirmeck-La Broque station. Departure: 14 p.m. orientation table of the Col du Donon (near the HĂ´tel du Donon) in Grandfontaine. Return around 17:15 p.m. Conditions: walking shoes, drinks, flashlight, clothing & protection adapted to the weather. Distance: 7 km. Height difference: 100 m
South Donon casemates - 28/07. Meeting: 13:30 p.m. Schirmeck-La Broque station. Departure: 14 p.m. orientation table of the Col du Donon (near the HĂ´tel du Donon) in Grandfontaine. Return around 17:15 p.m. Conditions: walking shoes, drinks, flashlight, clothing & protection adapted to the weather. Distance: 7 km. Height difference: 200 m
Casemates of Donon HQ - 18/08. Meeting point: 14 p.m. Schirmeck-La Broque station. Departure: 14:30 p.m. orientation table of the Col du Donon (near the HĂ´tel du Donon) in Grandfontaine. Return around 17:15 p.m. Conditions: walking shoes, drinks, flashlight, clothing & protection adapted to the weather. Distance: 5 km. Height difference: 100 m