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Caverne du Dragon, Musee du Chemin des Dames

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Well worth a visit

Extremely interesting visit - definitely worth making sure you catch the tour in English, unless... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Kilkenny, Ireland
Fascinating WW I site

The ridge known as the Chemin des Dames was fought over extensively in the First World War. Beneath... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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On the Chemin des Dames, the Dragon’s Lair, a former limestone quarry located nearly 50 feet below ground, offers a poignant insight into the lives of soldiers during the Great War. Through sound, image and archive documents, visitors discover far...more
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Rd 18 | Chemin des Dames, 02160 Oulches-la-Vallee-Foulon, France
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All reviews at noon guided tour well worth a visit first world war des dames an absolute entrance fee interesting visit whole experience large group english speaking the dragon caves germans evidence french soldiers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum closed in late August 2018 and will reopen in 7 mos. A trip to the overlook is nonetheless haunting when one realizes 400,000 men were killed or injured in the battles of 1917 there. An art installation depicting the sacrifice of Senegalese riflemen...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We were shocked to find the memorial to all of those who died in the war was closed as the staff were having lunch and blatantly sitting there ignoring all the visitors who had made the effort to travel along the Chemin Des Dames route....More

Thank LindaLEF
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Extremely interesting visit - definitely worth making sure you catch the tour in English, unless you're fluent in French - there's a lot to take in.

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating museum but you better hope your understanding of French is good! Most days tours are in French only and are compulsory (not self-guided). The young lady we had as a guide was obviously keen to finish promptly for the day as...More

Thank ktainshqnap
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The ridge known as the Chemin des Dames was fought over extensively in the First World War. Beneath the surface were old quarries that became hideaways for both French and Germans as possession passed back and forth, sometimes being occupied by both armies simultaneously. The...More

Thank Mavmed
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I emailed to book the English speaking tour (only 1 a week, 12 noon on Sundays) ahead of our visit. This is a great visit. Whilst most WW1 visits look at huge battles this visit homes in on the life of only a few soldiers...More

1  Thank Mando1inMan
Reviewed June 6, 2018

We visited this site but unfortunately it was was closed on Tuesday morning with only a tour, in French, in the afternoon. We decided to take the tour and try to understand as much as we could but we were very pleasantly surprised. The guide...More

1  Thank AndyNorfolk
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The English tour is at 12h00 and is best to book in advance (don't think it runs on Tuesday). Guide was really good at explaining the history of the caves in WWI. Tour lasts about 1.5 hours and bring a jumper as it's cool down...More

Thank Seen_my_T_shirt
Reviewed April 13, 2018

And if not for history: a beautiful terrace annex cafetaria allow to enjoy this historical landscapê to the fullest.

Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Excellent tour with an English-speaking guide who enthralled us with facts, details, stories, historic background and real emotional content. Well worth a detour!

Thank philquincey
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March 1, 2015|
Response from Fanny M | Property representative |
Hello, A visit for 20 people costs 6€ a person. It is possible to have a visit in English every day at 12 am (except Tuesday). For a group, I advise you to reserve with the service of the reservations : 0323251410 to know... More
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