Ouvrage Rimplas - Description


  • Block 1 (artillery): one grenade launcher cloche, two heavy twin machine gun embrasures and one 81mm mortar embrasure.
  • Block 2 (infantry): one machine gun embrasure.
  • Block 3 (infantry): one machine gun cloche and one heavy twin machine gun embrasure.
  • Block 4 (artillery): one observation cloche, one heavy twin machine gun cloche and three 75mm gun embrasures, covering the Tinée valley.
  • Block 5 (artillery): one observation cloche, one machine gun cloche and three 75mm gun embrasures, covering the Valdeblore valley.

Rimplas was accessed by a single-cable aerial tram with a length of 872 metres (2,861 ft) and a rise of 602 metres (1,975 ft), leading directly into its own entrance block. The underground galleries were unusually laid out on two levels, with ammunition on the lower level and accommodations on the upper.

Rimplas was associated with the following avant-postes:

  • Valabres Nord (Principal), built 1932 along the Tinée road beyond Fressinéa 44°07′48.78″N 07°05′57.22″E / 44.1302167°N 7.0992278°E / 44.1302167; 7.0992278 with three blocks and 20 men. Block 1, entry, Block 2, along the road with one Parmat cloche containing a machine gun, and Block 3, a machine gun casemate. Small galleries extend under the road, and a small, separate block called Valabres Sud covers what was once a side road (now the main road) with a garrison of 17 men and a machine gun.

Seven small observation posts reported to Rimplas, including Caire-Gros, Pinéa, Fraccia-Roure Haut and Fraccia-Roure Bas.

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