Bastogne

Set in the Ardennes, Bastogne was a strategic center from Roman times to WWII, which makes it a town of historical interest.

The 101st Airborne Museum includes dioramas and more about the experiences of soldiers and civilians during the siege of the city during World War II. The Bastogne Barracks museum is free, located in the barracks used as the headquarters of the U.S. 101st Airborne during the Siege of Bastogne. It features an extensive collection of restored tanks and military vehicles as well as a guided tour of the underground barracks and artifacts. The Romanesque tower of St Pierre church and its baptismal fonts also date from the Middle Ages. The Mardasson Memorial was erected near Bastogne in 1950 to honor the memory of American soldiers wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge.
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