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Address: Verdun, France
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Glad we took a trip to Verdun. Be sure to watch the video for a better understanding of the battle.

After getting a recommendation to visit Verdun, we decided to explore it. The video was helpful to understand the historical circumstances, but really grim when you see the very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Bolckow, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After getting a recommendation to visit Verdun, we decided to explore it. The video was helpful to understand the historical circumstances, but really grim when you see the very grim reality of war. We were struck by all of the holes created by the shelling along the road & around the fort during WW1. Be sure to look in the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We got there thinking we were going on the bus tour but the buses only take you to the sites and don't give much of a commentary. If I had to do again I would hire one of the expensive private guides or study the grounds much better than I did before I got there.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Verdun is not on the itinerary of most travelers, but if you are in the vicinity don't miss this experience. Interesting, horrifying, beautiful and thought provoking. Do it yourself with a car and try to read some history before your visit. For me the most touching sight is the shape of the ground which looks like nowhere else on earth... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In you are in the area, you have to visit this extraordinary monument of WWI. Only visiting the monument and cementary gives the small impression of the dimesion of this battle.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

In hindsight one wonders about the abject stupidity of the French and Germans at Verdun. Verdun is very complicated and one really needs to read very specific history to comprehend Verdun. An on-site visit w/o a historical knowledge is futile.

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Tower City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you are in the region don't miss driving through the Verdun Battlefield and stopping by the monument (ossuary). We followed the Rick Steve's driving tour and it was excellent. If you want a sense of the tragedy and horror of war, this is the place. We really knew little about WWI, and came away with a much greater appreciation... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Visiting this battlefield was a very moving experience. The history of this region is incredible and I highly recommend visiting the site and the many others in the area. Ensure you bring good walking shoes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Any stop in Verdun should include a stop here. The hillside with the crosses representative of the hundreds of thousands of people who died here is truly moving.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

To visit here really hits home in terms of the enormous loss of life related to the battle at Verdun, with so many deaths over such a small area. If you have an interest in WW1, you have to visit here in addition to The Somme/Ypres etc to understand the futility of it all and tragic waste of human life... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wow, what a place to see. To realize that this entire area was wiped from the map one hundred years ago in the futile attempt to move the war forward. So, so sad. But so worth seeing how man's inhumanity manifested itself here in Verdun.

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Address: Verdun, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Lorraine  >  Meuse  >  Verdun

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