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Butte de Vauquois

Le Village, Vauquois, France
+33 3 29 83 92 23
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What a sight to see!

We visited here when it was very cold and raining. It was very muddy and slippery. But it was... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
mamacita65
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Dumfries, Virginia
Unique preserved Trench system - a guided tour would be worth arranging!

There are very interesting ruins, with an excellent example of a WW1 battlefield. There are many... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2017
df86
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York, United Kingdom
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Le Village, Vauquois, France
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+33 3 29 83 92 23
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We visited here when it was very cold and raining. It was very muddy and slippery. But it was fantastic. The whole area is craters and trenches. You could even see the tunnels where they fought underground. I highly recommend stopping here. It would be...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

There are very interesting ruins, with an excellent example of a WW1 battlefield. There are many tunnels which must lead to some fascinating subterranean areas, but unfortunately they are closed off to the casual visitor. Hence I would absolutely recommend trying to arrange for some...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is a 4 hours visit with a french speaking guide of a battlefield near Verdun (at 34 km) where a so called mine war was fought in WWI. During this visit you see how the battlefield looks like on the outside but also you...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Verdun and was amazed at the size of the craters! Apparently both Germans and French tunnelled under the front line and set off huge mines. A very hilly site with nothing much to see on the south side. But...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

The size of the hole in the ground, along with all the "leftovers" from the village before it got destructed sure ties a knot in your stomach... May this sort of madness never occur again. This is a place to visit.

Thank Jérôme G
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We visited as a group and spent a couple of hours here exploring the tunnels and tranches .. it really brings the wastage and horrific actions of WW1 into perspective .. well worth a visit very interesting and informative .. but steep in places to...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Anyone looking into the history of WW1 will want to see this. The site of major battle with extensive use of mining under the enemy front line.

Thank Geoffrey K
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Very few guides have access to the underground mines. We hired Ingrid Ferrand (through Western Front Tours) to be our guide in March. She was fabulous - so knowledgeable & friendly. Vauquois is in a beautiful setting, fun for hiking, and the underground passages and...More

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Visited as part of a specialist battlefield tour group and were booked with guides to take us round the top of the hill and underground passages. You can visit the hill without a guide but not the underground areas for obvious H&S reasons. Our guide...More

1  Thank nnmercman
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

I found this site by accident while searching for somewhere to take my group of 46 teens and their chaperons while in the Verdun area. In two groups our specialist guide explored the area with us ,while hiking. As we hiked he explained the siege...More

Thank Tesmith
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I have a 2nd question as well please and would like to have advice. Where can i take this group of 50 people for lunch in the area of Butte Vauquois?
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