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61918
updated: 08/10/2011
Cormeilles Fort - Caponnière
95240 Cormeilles En Parisis
France
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Film Paris Region, Ile-de-France Film Commission

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61918
Cormeilles Fort - Caponnière
95240 Cormeilles En Parisis
France
Contact the commission

Film Paris Region, Ile-de-France Film Commission

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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Location type
Environment
Countryside,
Roadside
General presentation
Location Condition Type
In fair condition
Location History
The Fort de Cormeilles-en-Parisis was constructed between 1874 and 1877 as part of a new plan for the defense of Paris developed by General Séré de Rivières, near the town of Cormeilles-en-Parisis. During the Franco-Prussian War, German troops had used the hill upon which the fort sits as a spotting and firing location, ideal for the siting of new rifled guns whose range was increased over old-fashioned smooth-bore guns. These weapons could attack Paris from Cormeilles, so a new outer ring of forts had to be built outside the first ring of forts built in 1840-1860 to deny the area to enemy gunners.
Construction period
XIXth Century
Specific styles
Covered - Indoor