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Fort & Military Heritage

Lyon is surrounded by forts, mostly built under Napoleon III.
Most do not visit, but some open their doors, converted into cultural or memorial spaces.

Military cemetery military museum ...The footprint of the army is still strong in Lyon

Cimetiere Britannique
Cimetière Britannique

Ce cimetière militaire fut construit en 1917 afin de pouvoir inhumer les corps des soldats anglais qui étaient soit en transit, soit malades ou blessés du Front français. Une centaine de morts reposent dans ce lieu.
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Fort de Chapoly
Fort de Chapoly

Appelé aussi fort de Méginand (nom du lieudit), il fut construit entre 1890 et 1893 et faisait partie des forts devant assurer la ceinture de défense de Lyon, comme le fort du Bruissin à Francheville, le fort d’Irigny, etc.
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Fort de Bron
Fort de Bron

Built in the 1870s, the Fort de Bron is one of the most interesting and best-restored of the forts surrounding Lyon. A key part of the city’s heritage, it’s a historical, walking and leisure site.
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Fort de Feyzin
Fort de Feyzin

The fort is one of the biggest built by Séré de Rivières at the end of the 19th century. It is the link between the fortified Vauban forts and the reinforced-concrete forts of the Maginot line. It belongs to Feyzin town hall.
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Fort de Corbas
Fort de Corbas

Used by the Interior Ministry, the fort cannot be visited. It is the only fort with a rotating turret, a Mougin turret for two 155 L cannons. It covers 10 ha and was built in 1872 to the south-east of the square at an altitude of 210 m.
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Fort du Bruissin
Fort du Bruissin

Situato sul punto più alto di Francheville, il forte è situato nel cuore di una zona boscosa di 10 ettari. Costruito 1878-1881, è parte del sistema Sere fiumi, dal nome del suo progettista, chiamata anche la "vendetta di Vauban".
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Le Fortin
Le Fortin

Ce château, situé au centre du village et dont il subsiste des murs d’enceinte, une tour d’angle et une porte voûtée, a soutenu de nombreux sièges et a été reconstruit à plusieurs reprises afin de protéger l’église qui fut érigée au Xe siècle.
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Fort de Côte Lorette
Fort de Côte Lorette

Built in 1895 at the highest point of the town, its 7 hectares (containing a water reservoir, amusement park and remembrance esplanade) have been public property since 1975. The fort is not occupied but cannot be visited.
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