During the First World war, the French used stone quarries dug into the hills as barracks. Nestled above the small village of Vic Sur AIsne in Northern France lies a network of underground caves full of history.
Only a short walking distance from the popular campsite of 'La Croix Du Vieux Pont'
Unfortunately I can not find too much information regarding these caves on the internet. For directions please see map at the bottom of this page.....
First cave entrance
From what i have heard, members of the French resistance were tied into this car and set on fire as a warning for villagers not to resist the Germans.
After the car comes the Chapel, carved into the rock
Left or Right?
Endless exploration inside
Found another entrance
Soldiers would exit the caves through small chimneys positioned around the underground system, putting them in the front line of the battlefield
Being inside the caves you can really imagine what life would of been like down here...
Through the forest
Finding new caves and structures...
See below for directions and what to take..
Armed with our radio handsets and and flash flights we are ready.....
More structures carved from rock but outised in the forest
Once you step inside there is endless exploration
From Camping La Croix du vieux pont is about a 20 minute walk. See map below for location.