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Coordinates: 43°48′57″N 7°26′47″E / 43.81583°N 7.44639°E / 43.81583; 7.44639

Ouvrage Col des Banquettes
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Concrete, steel
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage Col des Banquettes
Type of work: Small artillery work (Petit ouvrage)
Fortified Sector of the Maritime Alps
Number of blocks: 3

Ouvrage Col des Banquettes was a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line, also called the "Little Maginot Line". The ouvrage consisted of two entry blocks and one infantry block facing Italy at the top of the Col des Banquettes, 2km nortwest of Saint Agnes.


  • Allcorn, William. The Maginot Line 1928-45. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-84176-646-1
  • Kauffmann, J.E. and Kaufmann, H.W. Fortress France: The Maginot Line and French Defenses in World War II, 2006. ISBN 0-275-98345-5

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