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An Incredible Tribute to Unknown War Dead!

We came upon the Ossuary on a dreary, misty and foggy afternoon. What a context in which to view... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
JimSTL1021
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Saint Louis, Missouri
a monument for the ages

Visiting this monumental landmark is bound to leave a very deep impression. It's hard to imagine... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
EldarND
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

We came upon the Ossuary on a dreary, misty and foggy afternoon. What a context in which to view this massive monument. Over 100,000 unidentified French and German troops who were lost during the battle of Verdun are interred here. You can walk the interior...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Visiting this monumental landmark is bound to leave a very deep impression. It's hard to imagine what the reforested hills of Verdun looked like in those days, but the monument and the endless lines of graves are something that you will not easily forget.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EldarND
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Make sure to use your GPS as is a little difficult to find but well worth going off the beaten track. The location and the monument are outstanding. Located just outside of Verdun on the actual Verdun Battlefield. Be sure to check the windows in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 607gailb
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Here you can find the bones of 130,000 French and German soldiers whose remains were recovered from the battlesite of Verdun after WW1. The interior is bathed in an orange glow, and you can visit the chapel, and climb the tower to see a small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FiShep
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

There were so many unidentified partial bodies in the local area that they decided in the 1920’s to hold the bones in one massive monument with a large cemetery in front. The two most striking images are the rows of crosses in the cemetery and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adventurer62
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Having visited the Memorial de Verdun we visited the Ossuary and the cemetery. Nothing can prepare you for the sheer scale of the building and surroundings, especially when viewed from the terrace of the Memorial. The introductory film (with commentary in own language via headphones)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank greypowerKentEngland
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

It is hard to describe what makes this a unique experience. It is bleak but not austere. Spiritual but not entirely religious. It stands as a stark reminder of the price of war. It provides a cemetary for those lost and never found. It serves...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank easternsho
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Its nice its been cleaned up like alot of the French memorials it seems to have been left for a number of years to deteriarate, then all of sudden have been cleaned up. That is a tragedy in itself , but at least it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank colin g
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is an impressive memorial that contains the bones of people who passed during WWI. Inside are plaques that memorialize people that died during the battles here. There is also a large cemetery on the grounds. When you stand on the steps you see across...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This place.. with the thousands of bones.. the Ossuaire itself... the graveyard resembles well the tragedy of WW1. Gives a a powerful perspective to our current time and the importance of not to forget ..!

Date of experience: July 2018
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