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Address: Highway N-33, Verdun, France
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This cenetery is in a beautiful spot close to the sea. One can almost feel the history of the war here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cenetery is in a beautiful spot close to the sea. One can almost feel the history of the war here.

Thank 886Annie
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

When I went to this cemetery I was the only person there who wasn't working there. The grounds were amazingly beautiful and lush. It is the largest American cemetery in France with the graves of approximately 18,000 Americans who died in the Great War. Don't go to Lorraine and skip this spot...

1 Thank stbhatter
Huron, Ohio, United States
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is an awesome reminder of how very many lives were lost in the Great War. World War 1 doesn't get the PR that WW2 has, and since very few people remember their great grandparents (and basically no one can go as far back as great great grandparents!) most of those buried here are little more than names. Visiting the... More 

1 Thank Dave M
Stuttgart, Germany
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Cemetery was as immaculate as all the others that are present throughout France. A must stop to honor those who perished defending freedom.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Overwhelming. So many white crosses. Not a blade of grass out of place, not a broken stone to be found. Absolutely the best resting place for 14 thousand of America's best who had their lives taken from them 100 years ago.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very moving, excellent history, did not realize how many countries were really involved. So many lives lost.

Thank BN2travel
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Very poignant couple of hours. Immaculately kept. So brave and mostly so young. It really made me reflect on our today and where we might be heading in the future.

Thank Shaunat999
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Perhaps an unusual place to take young children on holiday but important for them to understand the sacrifices others made for us. A beautiful spot, extremely well maintained. We felt honoured to visit such a place and pay our respects. Also saw a red squirrel here, a rare sighting for us from the UK, which made our day.

Thank Smileykat
washington, dc
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Gives you a sense of the massive sacrifice that WWI entailed for Americans, especially near this area, as well as other nationalities. Kept in pristeen condition.

Thank garjlb
Le Blanc, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My buddy Ken in the States has never seen (nor any of his relatives) the grave of his Great Uncle Ellis who died in France just over a month before the end of the WWI. On our my up country I detoured 90 minutes to the Meuse-Argonne American Military Cemetery, near the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, where I paid my respects... More 

Thank Steve B

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