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L'Ossuaire de Douaumont

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Address: 55100 Douaumont, France
Phone Number: +33 03.29.84.54.81
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Place of remembrance

The site is composed of a cemetery and an ossuary with a chapel. Soldiers from all nations involved in WWI are remembered and their memory celebrated in this place of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carlo R
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The site is composed of a cemetery and an ossuary with a chapel. Soldiers from all nations involved in WWI are remembered and their memory celebrated in this place of remembrance. The place is quite large, but it can be accessed by car at no fee.

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Thank Carlo R
Bensheim, Germany
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A monument to those French soldiers that died in this region in WW1 and whose remains are still being discovered in the surrounding forests and fields. The chambers under the monument are filled with their skeletal remains. There is a very good film that details the start of the War and the later building of the Ossuary.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Immaculate, large open car park, separate toilet facilities. Purchase your ticket if you wish to watch the video showing or visit the tower. Otherwise simply understand the loss of life that was by walking through the building or the grounds.

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Fountain, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing and sad story behind all this. It cannot be described, you have to see it to understand the enormous loss of life that happened. Traveled here on a USO bus trip from Germany.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A most moving and impressive experience even if not French or German ... aftrr several visits to the Western Front to the Australian /British section I thought I had experienced a fair bit ... I hadn't ... a must see and experience for all ... Lest We Forget

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Thank Colin S
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Douaumont Ossuary is a tomb of sorts, with thousands of bones resting beneath the main structure. You can see some of them through small windows along the outside of the building, and it is very striking. The sheer magnitude is horrific, not to mention the neat and tidy rows of crosses that cascade down the sloped ground in front... More 

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Thank Ashley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Verdun in early July and will be going back again soon. We began our visit at the ossuary to pay our respects to the fallen. The video was very informative and provided a good overview of the battle. The video is available in several languages. Climbing the tower was fun (about 200 steps) and the displays along the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Every school child needs to visit this place to get an idea of the horror of war - the unnecessary loss of life; devastation to property, landscape and family units. The pile of bones underneath the monument is a stark reminder of the tragedy that is war

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Selby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This monument holds hundreds of thousands of bones of unknown soldiers lost in the battle of Verdun in 1916. It's an amazing structure in its own right but there are also row upon row of hundreds of white crosses that mark the graves of fallen soldiers in front of it. A very emotional visit but very interesting to go into... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Incredibly interesting if you like history as well as quite emotional seeing all the dead soldiers lined up. I recommend this place more for adults then kids as there isn't much to do for them here.

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