Augustin Trébuchon, the last Frontline Soldier Killed in Combat in 1918
Augustin Trébuchon fell at the last military operation of the Western Front of World War I. He is the emblem of the memorial cycle organised by the Ardennes Metropolitan urban area community.
The German Monument of Sedan, a Restoration Site to Visit
This monument to the dead, built by the German army in 1915 at the Saint Charles cemetery, is one of the most important of the former occupied zone. It is currently in the process of restoration. Visits are planned by the Heritage service of the City of Sedan.
The Battle of Sedan in 1870 can be seen at the Fortified Castle
The name of Sedan remains associated with the Prussian victory on the 1st of September 1870. A room in the fortified castle is dedicated to the war of 1870. The Panorama of Sedan by Louis BRAUN is shown there: a canvas of 11.30 metres wide by 1.57 metres high.
Come hear the Tale of Sedan during the Great War
Between 1914 and 1918, Sedan was occupied by the German army. It was transformed into a hospital-town, and the population were oppressed, subject to requisitions, and general repression. Thanks to the Heritage service of the City of Sedan, you can listen to the story of Sedan during the Great War on a free or guided tour.
World War II and the Reconstruction of Sedan
In May 1940, Sedan was one of the points by which the German army crossed the Meuse, known as the breakthrough of Sedan. To slow their progress, the Franco-British forces bombarded the town. After the war, a whole neighbourhood located on the bank of the Meuse was rebuilt by Jean de Mailly. Here there are guided tours by the Heritage service.
Heritage and Wartime Memories Tours
The heritage and wartime memories tours presents the events and the history of the war and provides 5 mapped routes to follow in order to discover the battle sites. Book available at the tourist board of Sedan.