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L'Ossuaire de Douaumont

55100 Douaumont, France
+33 3 29 84 54 81
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Sad result of war

You can peer in small windows at the base of the building to see the unidentified bones of soldiers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elby D
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Holland, Pennsylvania
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This place has the bones of some soldiers, also the place has a movie. It is impressive the number... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jose P
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Vancouver, Canada
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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55100 Douaumont, France
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+33 3 29 84 54 81
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"short film"
in 6 reviews
"inside the building"
in 5 reviews
"lost their lives"
in 4 reviews
"french soldiers"
in 8 reviews
"fitting memorial"
in 3 reviews
"final resting place"
in 5 reviews
"stark reminder"
in 4 reviews
"white crosses"
in 6 reviews
"fallen soldiers"
in 4 reviews
"brings home"
in 4 reviews
"first world war"
in 6 reviews
"human remains"
in 2 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 2 reviews
"fort douaumont"
in 7 reviews
"verdun battlefield"
in 6 reviews
"war dead"
in 2 reviews
"who gave their lives"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can peer in small windows at the base of the building to see the unidentified bones of soldiers for free. If you pay a fee, you can see a 20 minute film in French only, and go up in the tower.

Thank Elby D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the bones of some soldiers, also the place has a movie. It is impressive the number of soldiers that lost their lives, it is not a happy place, but is good to see and realize the stupidity of the human race. It...More

Thank Jose P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this site previously and found it equally moving this visit. We did not feel the need to see the film so I can't comment on that.

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the Great War cemeteries we visited this was the most moving. There is an ossuary at ground level. It is startling to look in and see the bones of so many who lost their lives and just pieces remained. Inside the building is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First stop of 5 in the Champ de Bataille ticket for us. Definitely a price saver if you are going to do multiple sites! First, this is not the place to bring small children or strollers. A million stairs if you want to climb the...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Douaumont Ossuary with its “Lantern of the Dead” Tower contains the bones of 130,000 unknown soldiers, French and Germans, who died in 1916. Many of the fallen soldiers were only 20 or 21 years old when they were killed. The Douaumont Necropolis contains the...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Highly recommend a visit to this site if you are at all interested in WW1 and history. The ossuary is a fitting memorial to the unidentifed fallen and a respectful tribute, while at the same time it's nature brings home the horrific cost of war....More

Thank sbj681
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

It is difficult to imagine the horrors of the fighting back in WW1... A big site that gives you plenty of idea as to how it was a 100 years ago. An hour is sufficient.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

This is a sobering monument to the battle of Verdun. It is beautiful inside, the cemetery is impressive, and to see the bones of the unknown soldiers through the little windows is very sobering. To see these you must go outside and around the back....More

Thank TeacherTravelers315
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

We visited this site after touring the local battlefield to pay honor to the French soldiers who gave their lives to protect their country's freedom. Extremely well done memorial!

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