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My wife and i got married there, in the ruins in October 2015. We also go there every now and then to enjoy the atmosphere, play some frisbee surrounded by the nature. It's really a lovely place. You can also take a walk around the...More
We visited as a group .. the memorial is stunning in beautiful surrounding countryside .. lots of steps to the top to view (242) I believe but a lovely stairwell and staircase .. the ruins of the church are all kept and the bunkers around...More
Montfaucon houses the americsn memorial, remembering the divisions that took part in helping to liberate france in 1918
The view from the tower is stunning, behind the memorial are the remnants of the original village destroyed in the war.
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An amazing monument to our American forefathers who fought and most died in the defense of democratic rule and return Europe to a peaceful land. The Germans attacked France through Belgium and tried to conquer most of Western Europe but the Americans came into the...More
The most interesting thing about this place was the crater very close to the French front line. There is large tree growing out of it, and really gives perspective on the size of that blast - which must have terrified the soldiers. On top of...More
This is an imposing and impressive monument of the type only Americans can build. The Doric column marks the US First Army's Meuse-Argonne offensive of Sep - Nov 1918. There's an internal shallow spiral staircase of around 297 steps to a tower where there's 4...More
The story behind it all is quite impressive given that the monument pays homage to the many soldiers who lost their lives in WW1. There is a nice little local graveyard next to the monument as well, worth going in.
We could see the monument from the road as we were travelling east and it was well worth the extra 10kms to visit the monument. We have been hugely impressed with both the Commonwealth War Graves and monuments constructed to remember the sacrifice so many...More