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Verdun Battlefield

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Address: Verdun, France
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Very poignant

This is a very sacred place where heroes lie. To walk around the grounds and visit the Ossuary is a morose reminder of the cost of war. You have to pay to watch a short movie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very sacred place where heroes lie. To walk around the grounds and visit the Ossuary is a morose reminder of the cost of war. You have to pay to watch a short movie about WWI, a small exhibit area and climb the tower (no elevator) which gives great views of surrounding area. Not for those afraid of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Verdun Memorial and the Grave yards with the Ossuary. A group of 44 people most in their late teens. A place where many a tear was shed and a reminder for us to live in peace with each other. Verdun itself a most picturesque town with great coffee shops and restaurants. Highly recommendable

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our two days in Verdun were made all the more memorable because of our private guide, Florence Lamousse. It was well worth hiring a private guide to help us maneuver this area and see everything we wanted to see in this amount of time. She is very knowledgeable about the area and WWI. Not only does she present all the... More 

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are seriously interested in the Great War battlefields, then you have to visit. There are several historical sites to visit, and you may find yourself stumbling on a few too. Some highlights for me were the church/ossuary, fort Douamont, the trench of bayonets, and the village (or ex-village) of Fleury. The museum is pretty good also, with some... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Verdun has become a symbol of mass slaughter and a unique and powerful one in French history. Visiting the place that is a byword for martyrdom during WWI (as Oradour-sur-Glane is for WWII) is a unique opportunity to comprehend the vastness off human loss that occurred on that land. I have been disappointed to tour the whole area and to... More 

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are are so many sites around Verdun not just cemeteries which bring a tear to one eyes and bring to life the horror of war where it's destruction leaves a stain, albeit nature has covered some of the scars though the efforts to defend and retake ground at such enormous cost to so many remain a visible tragedy to... More 

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Glos UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This place is a must see having previously visited the Somme to come and see this to be honest completely blew me away. The complete scale of war is so plain to see 130000 men in the crypt at the Ossuary and the another 16000 known graves of French army personnel . I feel every person from every religion should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

September 20th is my husband's birthday, and he is extremely interested in European history. As a very special birthday treat this year, we decided to hire Ingrid Ferrand to show us Verdun and tell us about what happened there. We spent ten and one half hours on the go, without even stopping for lunch; at the end of the day,... More 

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Winterville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We walked through the long hallway of names of the soldiers who died here. Watched the movies about the history of this area and how it was destroyed during the war. I could not bring myself to look through the small windows at the base of the building where the bones of those soldiers who died during the war.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited here today, very poignant . As always very sad to see so many Graves of men who gave their all. A visit to Verdun which is a beautiful city would be incomplete without doing any of the tours.

Thank Colin S

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