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Coordinates: 43°59′50″N 7°26′33″E / 43.99722°N 7.4425°E / 43.99722; 7.4425

Ouvrage Plan Caval
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Concrete, steel
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage Plan Caval
Type of work: Large artillery work (Grand ouvrage)
Fortified Sector of the Maritime Alps
Number of blocks: 3

Ouvrage Plan Caval was a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line, also known as the Little Maginot Line. The ouvrage consisted of two infantry blocks and one observation block facing Italy. The ouvrage is located on the heights of L'Aution, surrounded by older fortifications. Three additional blocks were planned to make it a gros ouvrage but were not built.


  • 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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