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Verdun Battlefield

Verdun, France
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Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Verdun and...
95%
Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Verdun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Cultural
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Type: Battlefields, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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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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UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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60 helpful votes 60 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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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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96 helpful votes 96 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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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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