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Verdun Battlefield

Address: Verdun, France
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Nice Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Verdun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
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Frisco, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My wife and I visited the Verdun Battlefield during the off season. The absolute lack of crowds, the cool misty morning and the grey, grey skies all combined to make a very memorable visit. Since this was the off season (early December) the opportunity for private tours was very limited. I made the decision to research the battle and the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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281 reviews 281 reviews
197 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There are a number of WWI sites to see in this area and you can see a lot in one day if you plan properly. Some of the forts are not overly impressive, if you were to see one, just go into Fort Douaumont. It is the largest one. The reason is that many of the rooms are empty. I... More 

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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was here on a Friday morning in January. I was the only one. An entire battle field to myself. The wind and the blowing rain, with the isolation made it eerie. Gave me a true feeling of a minute version of he suffering endured.The only other battle field I've seen better preserved is at Vimy ridge. If you really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was a very somber experience the reality of standing there seeing the trenches and imaginings how those men coped in those conditions thousands died. The most important battle of the 20 th century so many young young men well worth seeing. Walked all around the area taking it all in

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Calgary, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Consider taking more than one day and if practical engage a local guide, Douaumont is worth half a day on its own,

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Leaders of all countries of the world should visit sites like this as part of their initiation. How can individuals be part of starting something that leads to such carnage. The piles of bones send quite a message!

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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Battle of Verdun can claim to be the most important single battle of the 20th Century, given what led from it. There's so much to see on the battlefield that enables one to understand what happened, and far more left behind than on any other battlefield I've visited.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is truely a tangible way of seeing the excess of war, it is a very moving experience for anyone with an interest in WW1

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
38 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been here twice before and it never fails to move me, the staggering amount of lives lost, makes war futile. We went to the top of the ossuary, a lot of steps but with plenty of passing places and areas to catch your breath! There is a film show and headphones are supplies in differing languages. Outside there... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is a sobering reminder of the futility of war. It and the surrounding area are very interesting even if your not really into ww1. The film show is excellent and gives both french and german perspectives, one point though if you intend to view the film take some wet wipes with you to clean the ear pieces of... More 

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