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Verdun Battlefield

Verdun, France
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Verdun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Battlefields
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Moving place, every grave has growing flowers. It takes dedication to keep it as perfect as it is. The history of the battle is astounding - over 9 months in this one area! Be aware that the little picture viewers have photos that are extremely sensitive, so if you ave children it may be best not to let them view... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had been reading about WWI in preparation for this visit, but being there is still so awe-inspiring. The Ossuary should not be missed. Be sure to see the small museum in the lower portion of the tower and the film downstairs adjacent to the gift shop (one of the best explanatory, historical museum films around). And don't miss the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

At the end of July, we took the morning train from Paris to the Meuse TGV station where we were welcomed by local guide Florence Lamousse (her site is Lorrainetouristique.com), who took us on a day long adventure to perhaps a dozen sites, including the underground bunker at Les Chiminees, Fort Douaumont, Fleury ......and the Butte du Vauquois. Regarding the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A sad but beautiful place.The town of Verdun is a poignant reminder of the horror that took place 100 years ago.A visit to the forts (Vaux and Douamont) brings home the immensity of the trajedy There is a whole day of site visits but the Monument de la Victoire at the center of WW1 biggest battle and the forts surrounding... More

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north wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A must visit to pay respects to the fallen of WW1. Cemeteries are immaculate and contain thousands of young men, some who haven't been identified.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the most poignant places of our trip. It brings it all home that such a tragic war happened, would recommend anyone to go, was very moving and touched me and my husband deeply. People should never forget!

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Blackpool
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took the tour bus from Verdun TI which took approximately an hour return. We returned to Verdun for our car and returned to visit the areas we wanted to see again at our leisure. There is much to see in the area of the battlefields from Churches, Forts and trenches.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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42 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Verdun was the most vicious of all the WWI battlefields in the total loss of life within a confined region considering that was the very reason the Germans attacked in this location. The Commanding General of the German Field Army was looking for a place to attack where the French would pour in everything they had...and they did causing more... More

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