As a border region that has suffered more than others from conflicts, within the department there are four forts of the "Séré de Rivières" type which can be visited by those interested in military history:
|The Bourlémont Fort
in Mont-les-Neufchâteau, built between 1878 and 1881 and never modernized, having its original walls, artillery platforms and parapets
The Uxegney Fort
|The Bois l'Abbé Fort
Just over a kilometre from the Uxegney Fort, built in 1884 and 1885, and never modernized, it is architecturally interesting, with its gothic vaults, single and double flanking blockhouses, gunpowder store, barracks buildings and a bakery equipped with two Lamoureux aerothermic ovens.
|The Le Parmont Fort
in Remiremont, part of a defensive curtain, built in 1874 to 1876, with a chilled cast iron turret, and 31 guns for a garrison of 500 men.
Visits by appointment:
Monsieur Garnier Phone: +33 (0)6 10 57 77 68.
Association du Vieux Châtel
Various military cemeteries also bring back to mind memories of the hard fighting during the two World Wars. The heroic Vosges give homage to those who died, all over the department.
List of military cemeteries:
Ban de Sapt
Saint Dié Les Tiges
Ménil sur Belvitte
Saulcy sur Meurthe
In Alsace, the two biggest military cemeteries are Hartmansvillerkopff (or Vieil Armand) and Le Linge.