While visiting the medieval castle of Château-Thierry, I realized that the view of a building on a hill in the distance was quite striking. After finishing our visit to the city, we decided to go and have a look at the building, which is approximately two miles away but pretty well marked and easy to find. It was the North American monument, erected to commemorate the soldiers killed during the fighting in the area in July 1918. During this time, the area also took delivery of the Cross of the Legion of Honor. The monument was designed under the supervision of French-American architect Paul P. Cret and consists of a double colonnade and also has a large terrace overlooking the town and the valley of the river Marne. Both the two huge statues sent from France and the United States are located on the east side. The American eagle in the west are the work of sculptor A. Bolliau. An inscription in French and English really caught my attention: "Time does not diminish achievement and glory". It is a very moving piece of history.
The only remnant of the Fort of Saint-Jacques, former residence of the Counts of Champagne. Declared a historical monument in 1926, it was built in 1480 by Jean Balhan, and inside there is a spiral staircase, a surveillance room and a small chapel. Its tower stands at 33m high, making it visible from anywhere in the city and is topped by an octagonal roof, with two pyramids on the west side and two round towers on the east with hexagonal ceilings.