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Verdun Battlefield

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Address: Verdun, France
Phone Number: 0329861418
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Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Verdun and Meuse-Argonne Battlefields

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Made a quick stop here to cap off a morning experiencing Verdun. We walked the chapel, did not pay for the interior tour, and then walked the battlefield graves. Overall a somber... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rota, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a quick stop here to cap off a morning experiencing Verdun. We walked the chapel, did not pay for the interior tour, and then walked the battlefield graves. Overall a somber experience that make you wonder at the enormity of the battles that took place and the excessive loss of life. As written on each stone, all of them... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This whole area is very sombre. But driving around the battlefield, now heavily wooded, really brings home the sacrifice of the troops as they poured into this sector in 1916. Along with the museums and visits the forts and cemeteries is a must for any student of history.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We should have given ourselves more time as there are a number of things to see but we were limited by time to the war museum. It gave a good history of the battle and tragic waste of lives fighting over a few miles of ground. The museum was well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you are imbued with that sense of history ... How the founders of the EU concept and leaders down the years ... Kohl + Mitterand; Merkel + Hollande, and others, bond in the interest of trying to work to prevent another war on the continent. A visit broadens the mind, enhances understanding of WW1, particularly from the French perspective.... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit - there was a bus that would take you to different sites around the battlefield where you could get out and explore. On the beautiful day in September that I visited, it was difficult to imagine the prolonged and senseless slaughter that defined this battlefield - and all battlefields, really. Its a good idea to research... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very moving visit, the scale of the number of mortalities on both sides is hard to imagine but the way everything is laid out helps to understand the hottie of World War 1.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two days visiting the Verdun battle field having read a researched the battle before hand. Nothing prepares you for what you see. The shell pitted ground where the earth was turned over to a depth of 14 metres, the fact no compass will show North because of the amount of metal in the ground, the fact an estimated... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Moving sight; get a sense of the slaughter (senseless) of the entire war, but also the bravery of many, otherwise nameless, men.

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Having read a history of this battle, it was incredible to see it in person. The newly opened museum is excellent. The Ossuary is beautiful and sad. Fort Douaumont is worth the tour. There is so much to see here; be sure to allow at least a full day to see Verdun....maybe more

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

On a gray, showery May afternoon, we were soon aware that we were in the footsteps of the terrible struggle of exactly 100 years ago. Along the entry road, the unevenness of the forest floor brought us to the realization that 100 years later, the ground was still pitted all around by the intense bombardment coming from kilometers away by... More 

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