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Fort De Pré-Giroud, Vallorbe, Jura-Nord, Vaud, Switzerland

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Location Category ID: 17830
Added to Database: 15 June 2010
Last Edited: 15 June 2010
Address: Association des Amis, Du Fort de Pré-Giroud, Rue de l’Ancienne Poste 24, 1337 Vallorbe (Postal)
Poimboeuf, 1337 Vallorbe (Physical)
Telephone: 021 843 25 83
Email: francis.rossi [at] bluewin.ch (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: Daily 1100-1645 (3 July – 22 August)
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 1130-1615 (1 May – 2 July and 23 August – 1 November)
Official Website: Pre-Giroud
Other Links: MySwitzerland
Latitude, Longitude: 46.71188406 , 6.41380548
Location Accuracy: 7
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The fort of Pré-Giroud is built into the hills above the village of Le Day, a couple of kilometres east of the town of Vallorbe. It overlooks Switzerland’s eastern border with France and was intended to prevent the passage of enemy forces through the Col de Jougne mountain pass and to provide support to border troops. It was acquired by the ‘Amis du Fort de Vallorbe (Pré-Giroud)’ (Friends of the Fort) in 1988 after being declassified by the Swiss Army. It consists of six blockhouses in a casemate, interconnected with ammunition stores, and engine room and barracks, all built into the rock. There are also three independent bunkers plus barbed wire entanglements.

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October 2009

Main entrance building
1: Main entrance building

Taken: 25 October 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Location Photo ID: 293
Added: 15 June 2010
Views: 82
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