Museums and places to visit

Territory Museum 14-18


About us

Created on the occasion of the Centenary of the Great War, the Territory 14-18 Museum is an "open-air museum" bringing together the sites linked to the battles that took place in the area. These are symbolically linked by the Red Line, which follows the route of the old front line. This line extends from Crapeaumesnil to Craonne, thus crossing the north-east of the Oise then the Aisne to the edge of Champagne. Currently, seven intermunicipalities are associated to enhance their heritage linked to the 14-18 War: communities of municipalities of the Canton of Oulchy-le-Château, Chemin des Dames, Deux Vallées, Lisières de l'Oise, the Pays des Sources, the Val de l'Aisne, Retz-en-Valois. Many marked trails, to be covered on foot or by bike, present the different aspects of the conflict, thanks to interpretation panels. A dedicated hiking guide brings together these "27 walks" dedicated to the First World War. It is available free of charge in the Tourist Offices of the region. Traveling through this territory rich in historical evidence, you will discover exceptional sites of a very varied nature such as the quarries of Montigny, where the soldiers left their sculpted imprint, General Mangin's observation tower, the starting point of an important counter-offensive, the monument "Les Fantômes" sculpted by Landowski or the museum spaces of the Caverne du Dragon, located along the Chemin des Dames.

Spoken languages
  • Français
  • English
  • German

Pratical information

  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Pet Friendly


  • Free


From: 01 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Monday : Open
  • Tuesday : Open
  • Wednesday : Open
  • Thursday : Open
  • Friday : Open
  • On Saturday: Open
  • Sunday: Open


Open air museum
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