Fort Mont-Valérien (Fort du mont Valérien or simply Mont-Valérien) is a fortress in Suresnes a western Paris suburb, built in 1841 as part of the city's ring of modern fortifications. It overlooks the Bois de Boulogne.
Fort Mont-Valérien As A Memorial:
The site now serves as a national memorial. On 18 June 1945, Charles de Gaulle consecrated the site in a public ceremony. Today, the area in front of the "Mémorial de la France
Combattante", a reminder of the French Resistance against the German occupation forces, has been named Square Abbé Franz Stock. During the German occupation, Stock took care of condemned prisoners here, and he mentioned 863 executions at Mont-Valérien in his diary. There is also an American military cemetery on the site, the resting place of 1,541 American soldiers who died in France during the First World