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The refuge of Maquis Vauban's

In February 1943, as the result of an enemy attack, the few survivors of Maquis Vauban's (the Francs-Tireurs and the French Partisans) set up in the region of Ravières (Yonne), fell back into the Morvan.  From the end of December 1943 to 20 February 1944, twelve resistance fighters took refuge in this chapel where they lived in harsh conditions.


Le refuge du maquis Vauban

The Maquis Vauban took refuge in the Morvan during the winter of 1943-1944. Centred around Armand Simonnot, aka Théo, this Maquis was located at the intersection of the departments of Yonne, Côte d’Or and Nièvre.