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Verdun Battlefield

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Address: Verdun, France
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Results of History

The results of a historical mistake that was allowed to gain a momentum unprecedented in modern times. The cost to human lives is clearly visible, as a monument to their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Eisenach, Germany
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Eisenach, Germany
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The results of a historical mistake that was allowed to gain a momentum unprecedented in modern times. The cost to human lives is clearly visible, as a monument to their sacrifices.

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Heidelberg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really amazing preservation of a battle that occurred 100 years ago. Highly recommend just exploring the area and taking it all in. Kind of a hidden gem in the French countryside.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I knew little about WW I before traveling to France last summer. I decided to go to Lorraine and Verdun because it was convenient. I rented a car after driving down from Frankfurt. It is a beautiful area filled with fabulous scenery and amazing history.

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Thank stbhatter
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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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Inverell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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 October 27, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 October 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

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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