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Association « Fort de Peigney »
La Mairie
rue Constance Chlore
52200 Peigney

Phone: +33 (0)3 25 87 00 74
Fax: +33 (0)3 25 87 07 21

An association of volunteers for the preservation of the fort of Peigney

Parapet block

In France, an « association » is a sort of charity or club with a defined legal status.

The association « Fort de Peigney » was created at the end of 2014 with the aim of preserving, restoring, and promoting the fort « Constance Chlore », which belongs to the town of Peigney.

The fort is regularly used by the Gendarmerie for training and nighttime exercises. In the Summer, we offer guided tours and use the fort for various exhibitions and shows.

Planned works

  • Like every year, cutting of the grass and undergrowth.

Work completed

  • Electricity and acoustic insolation in several rooms.
  • Repointing of the mortar on the support of the bridge over the dry moat.
  • Repairs to the large doors of the officers' building.
  • Repair of the wall and the exterior staircase above the entrance to the laundry.
  • Continuation of the renovation of the artillery shelters.
  • Sound proofing of 2 rooms in the officers' building.
  • Fitting out of a reception room in the guard post.
  • Restoration of an artillery shelter.
  • Installation of a three-phase generator.
  • Fabrication of oak doors.
  • Restoration of a ventilation chimney.
  • The masonry joints of the guard post are finally completed.
  • The fitting out of the kitchen.
  • Cutting of trees and undergrowth.
  • The roof of the guard post is finally finished
  • Cutting up of trees, broken in winter storms.
  • Repair of a large breach in the curtain wall.
  • Work started on the kitchen.
  • Rebuild of the vintage Massey Ferguson 825 tractor.
  • The roof of the guard post.
  • Construction a car park.
  • Removal of the rubble from the room of the counter-weights of the drawbridge.
  • Cutting trees and clearing the north bastion.
  • Improvement of the drainage of the inner dry moat.
  • Making railings for the stairs to the first floor in the troop barracks.
  • Cutting trees in the inner dry moat and in front of the fort.
  • Cutting trees and clearing the ground above the officers' barracks.
  • Construction of dry toilets.
  • Construction of a fence and a cabin for the billy goat.
  • Beginning of the repair of the masonry on the guard post.
  • Cleaning the cellars of the officers' barracks.
  • Cleaning of the officers' building and preparation of a room for exhibitions.
  • Securing the railings on the bridge, in collaboration with the municipality.
  • Installation of an electrical network.
  • Cutting trees in the inner dry moat.
  • Start of replacement of the roof of the guard post.
  • Partial unblocking of the sewers.
  • Cleaning the defensive banks on both sides of the guard post as far as the black powder magazines.
  • Clearing a path on the rampart of the inner dry moat.
  • Fitting of metal grills on the wells.
  • Cutting trees in the inner moat near the bridge.
  • Installation of a door, glazing and locks on the guard post.
  • Cleaning the moss on the moat wall near the bridge.
  • Cutting the trees on the south bastion and on the officers' barracks.
  • Creation of the association.
Artillery shelter

Normaly the volunteers, none of whom receive any payment, work on the site on Friday afternoons and all day Saturday. Certain members, notably those who are retired, work at the fort most days of the week.

Facebook page

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Legal information


President: Monsieur Bernard STIVALET
Secretary: Madame Évelyne DAUTREY
Tresurer: Madame Claudine AUBERT


Identification RNA: W522001616
Number SIRET: 810 086 579 00010

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