View Full Version : Picardy World War Caves

04-04-2011, 08:55 PM
In 2006 I worked in Northern France for one of the European camping companies. Awesome time! This is where I had my first taste of Urbex too!

The site was near two villages called Berny Riviere and Vic-Sur-Aisne, and the two nearest towns were Soissons and Compiegne. This area was badly damaged by both WW1 and WW2 action and there were literally dozens of underground caves which were dug during WW1 I believe. There was a front line about a mile away and we were lead to believe that they were used by the French Resistance, civvies and soldiers.
They ranged from very large (1.5km square) to smaller and many still have their original features such as, air raid sirens, WW1 cars, chapels etc.

Once I work out how to get pics on these threads then I'll be on it!

04-04-2011, 08:57 PM
http://www.urbexforums.co.uk/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_attachment s

That should help you out :thumb

04-04-2011, 09:18 PM
It won't let me :(

04-04-2011, 10:06 PM
http://www.urbexforums.co.uk/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_attachment s

That should help you out :thumb

It would if attachments were accepted by the forum...

Bex - you need to upload your photos to an image host, sites like Flikr and Photobucket will do this for free once you sign up with them.

04-04-2011, 10:26 PM

05-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Welcome to the forum.

05-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Bex, on each Flickr photopage there's a small drop-down arrow next to the email, blog and facebook symbols (top left of the photo). Under this you can select "Grab the HTML/BBCode", select "Medium 500" from the drop-down list towards the bottom, and make sure that the option highlighted under that id "BBCode". You can now cut and paste the text in the box and paste that into your post/report on the forum.

The text you copy results in this:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5589720283_f8ca1ace83.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589720283/)
WW1 car (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589720283/) by Bexiw (http://www.flickr.com/people/55017322@N02/), on Flickr

05-04-2011, 12:12 PM
Cheer peeps, I'm not the best with computers lolol!

05-04-2011, 08:45 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5589712385_ecaeb67071.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589712385/)
Car (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589712385/) by Bexiw (http://www.flickr.com/people/55017322@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5589717677_d0b13e2832.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589717677/)
Air raid siren (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589717677/) by Bexiw (http://www.flickr.com/people/55017322@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5137/5590302892_cda097a243.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5590302892/)
Chapel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5590302892/) by Bexiw (http://www.flickr.com/people/55017322@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5589719071_9f06581779.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589719071/)
Carvings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589719071/) by Bexiw (http://www.flickr.com/people/55017322@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5094/5589718395_b9f6f48ddb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589718395/)
Carvings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5589718395/) by Bexiw (http://www.flickr.com/people/55017322@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5145/5590306980_7cd996817a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5590306980/)
Carvings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55017322@N02/5590306980/) by Bexiw (http://www.flickr.com/people/55017322@N02/), on Flickr

05-04-2011, 09:51 PM
That's an awesome location and some great shots . Loving that old car that's amazing

05-04-2011, 10:20 PM
That's an awesome location and some great shots . Loving that old car that's amazing

The story goes (or so we were told by locals) that 2 members of the French Resistance were strapped into the car by Nazis, the car was then pushed into the cave (in the same position as it's in now) and torched :(

05-04-2011, 10:20 PM
ace, looking forward to more, i bet there is so much to see on Northern France

Haven't got any more unfortunately sorry :(

06-04-2011, 12:20 PM
Interesting looking site that one, the carvings are very nice indeed.

Cheers for posting :thumb

Thanks, they are amazing sites these caves but unfortunatley didn't manage to get that many pics :(
I think if you google Berny Riviere caves you can find some pics of the entrance to the caves :)

06-04-2011, 06:11 PM
Wow - these are fab! :thumb