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Verdun Battlefield

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Address: Verdun, France
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Endless sights

There is no end to the memorials, fortification ruins and graves you can visit here. We just picked the top ones around Douaumont but would have liked to see more. You can really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There is no end to the memorials, fortification ruins and graves you can visit here. We just picked the top ones around Douaumont but would have liked to see more. You can really feel that this was the epicenter of the French effort during the Great War.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Hire a guide if possible. Certainly prepare in advance with maps and books. I did not know I was going to Paris by car from Prague so was not prepared. There is so much to see if you want to understand the lines and tactics.

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Frisco, Texas
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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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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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Calgary
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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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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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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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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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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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