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Montfaucon Monument & Ruins

29 rue Raymond Poincare, 55270 Montfaucon d'Argonne, France
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That's quite a lot of steps!

My wife and i got married there, in the ruins in October 2015. We also go there every now and then... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Jérôme G
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We visited as a group .. the memorial is stunning in beautiful surrounding countryside .. lots of... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
jandavina
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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29 rue Raymond Poincare, 55270 Montfaucon d'Argonne, France
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

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

Thank Jérôme G
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank jandavina
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

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. If you are looking for a...More

Thank Hans-Smeets
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Robert B
Reviewed October 2, 2016

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

Thank davidmoniz
Reviewed September 18, 2016

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

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This was okay, a long drive from other things. The American cemetery in the area was gorgeous and very impressive. If you're in the area you might stop by this, or not.

Thank HiloBaybie
Reviewed January 4, 2016

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.

Thank mlefebur
Reviewed August 9, 2015

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

Thank Bikehikers
Reviewed July 14, 2015

This magnificent memorial to the American fallen with stupendous views at the top of the tower after 232 steps A must for us all fit enough to do or enter the room and thank

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