The Great War was decided in Champagne
The Marne and the town of Château-Thierry were very important places at the end of the First World War. The region is therefore full of monuments, memorials, cemeteries…
Memorial Hill 204
This gigantic monument placed on the heights of the city gives you a splendid sight on all the landscape of the valley.
This American Monument, inaugurated in 1937, was offered by the Allies during the First World War as a sign of French-American friendship.
The visitor centre opens onto a 200 m² space in the depths of the Monument. A visit punctuated by images, interactive terminals and period material will take you to the heart so that you do not forget.
Within the grounds of the castle there are three places where visitors can go, but the castle is only visible from the outside.
The Dormans Memorial is located at the top of the castle park and is a place of commemoration of the battles of the Marne in 1914 and 1918.
This bronze sculpture of almost 3 metres is the work of the sculptor James Butler. It represents an American soldier carrying his dead comrade in his arms. It is a powerful reminder of the American commitment and particularly of one of the division’s infantry regiments, the 167th Alabama, which distinguished itself on the battlefield of the Red Cross farm on 25 and 26 July 1918.
Trail of memory 1914-18 in the villages of Saint-Agnan and La Chapelle-Monthodon.