Plessier-de-Roye: "The Butte du Plémont Hillock Trail"

Monument aux mort de Plessier, aux défenseurs de l'île de France Monument aux mort de Plessier, aux défenseurs de l'île de France

"Red Line" Distance 2 km

 

The front became stabilized in the Lassigny region in late September 1914. The French retained Plessier-de-Roye, but the Germans occupied a superior position by holding the 163-metre Butte du Plémont hillock, overlooking the surrounding area. Seeking to maintain this strategic advantage, the Kaiser's troops began extensive work to strengthen the hillock's defense system, constructing a blockhouse, pillboxes and deep subterranean shelters to transform Plémont into a veritable fortress.

On 30 March 1918, a year after their withdrawal, the Germans returned to the region and launched an assault on Plessier-de-Roye and Plémont. After extremely violent fighting, on 9 June 1918, the Germans took out Plémont, after having been delayed by the fierce resistance of the 4th Armoured Cavalry. The French would definitively reconquer this sector on 21 August.

 

This 2.5-km trail snakes around the village of Plessier-de-Roye, in the shadow of the Butte du Plémont. The village presents spectacular vestiges of these violent battles: the imposing ruins of the Renaissance château, just as they were in 1918; the facade of the old church enclosing a cloister giving access to the reconstructed cultural edifice; commemorative plaques, etc. Information panels and a video guide explain to you the importance of this strategic site, the centre of various battles throughout the conflict.

 

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The Butte du Plémont loop: 2.5-km walk starting at the village church.

Histoires 14-18 « La Ligne Rouge » , application disponible sur Android et IOS

 

Office de Tourisme de Noyon en Sources et Vallées

Place Bertrand Labarre

60400 NOYON

Tél: 03 44 44 21 88

www.noyon-tourisme.com

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