Centre mondial de la Paix - Verdun

The World Centre for Peace (Centre Mondial de la des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights (Centre Mondial de la Paix, des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme) is housed in the luxurious archbishop’s palace in Verdun, described by Saint-Simon in his memoirs, as the most splendid such palace in the whole of France. read more

River Semois – walking

  • Oct 8, 2017
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Overview: Three days along the borders of the river Semois in the Ardens along the nicest places. One of the most beautiful GR routes in Belgium with a varying trail and climbs witch puts you to your limits. This guide takes you on a heavy journey along the Semois with many panoramic views, small trails,... read more

Beekeeping museum (Maison du miel et des abeilles)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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Maison du miel et des abeilles du Val Dunois (Bee keeping museum). Discover the fascinating world of bees. Enthusiastic beekeepers have developed a fun way of sharing their knowledge with visitors. You can access the very heart or of the hive in totally safe modern amenities not found anywhere else in Lorrain.

Montsec American monument

  • Jun 12, 2018
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This memorial on Montsec Ridge in the Meuse Hills consists of a circular colonnade with a bronze viewing table in the middle showing the location of villages and the position of the fighting on the Saint-Mihiel Saillant. It was erected by the USA in 1932 and is made of Euville stone.

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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This monument, which was built by an American, is based on a legend stating that French soldiers were buried alive, standing in their trench during constant shelling. It has remained in popular memory as a symbol of Verdun’s battlefield.

Cycling course 82 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 82 km course via Cléry, Landres, Montigny et Beauclair.

Cycling course 27,5 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 27,5 km course via Milly-sur-Bradon, Sassey-sur-Meuse, Saulmory-et-Villefranche.

Maison de l’Histoire – Doulcon

  • Sep 7, 2016
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A small exhibition about the American offensive in the First Word War: battle, divisions, heroes, cemeteries, etc. All strategic militaire information, with b/w photo’s and mainly text and text and text in French…

Museum Jeanne d’Arc

  • Sep 12, 2017
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Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d’Arc,[5] IPA: [ʒan daʁk]; 6 January c. 1412[6] – 30 May 1431), nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans” (French: La Pucelle d’Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Joan of Arc... read more

Cercle Saint Dagobert II

  • Jun 11, 2017
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CERCLE SAINT DAGOBERT II, association internationale What vestiges of Dagobert’s reign can still be seen at Stenay ? Hardly anything, at least on the surface. To overcome this absence of visible remains, an association called “Cercle Saint-Dagobert II” was fonned in 1983. lts aims are:

Luzy-St.Martin – monuments

  • Sep 8, 2017
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At Luzy-Saint-Martin and its surrounding hills, ferocious battles took place between the 26th and 28th August 1914. After the battle at the frontier, the German army pursued its breakthrough and continued advancing across the River Meuse before joining the Marne. It was intercepted at Luzy by French colonial regiments. Violent pitched battles took place resulting... read more

Arthur Rimbaud Museum

  • Sep 12, 2017
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Charleville-Mézières, a town in northern France opened the Old Mill on the river Meuse to house the collection of its most famous poet, the 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud. The museum combines objects telling the story of Rimbaud’s short life (he only lived to 37) and his literary legacy in one space but also to demonstrate his... read more

The Duzey battery (Le Canon de Duzey)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Located in Warphernont Wood, the emplacement for the SKL – 45 Max – 380 mm gun was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the First World War. It was in a particularly strategic position behind the German front lines. The original gun was made by Krupp for one of the German Navy’s battleships.... read more

Montfaucon American Monument

  • Feb 14, 2018
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The World War I Montfaucon American Monument is located seven miles south of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial and 20 miles northwest of Verdun, France. It consists of a massive granite doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of liberty, which towers more than 200-feet above the war ruins of the former village.

Cycling course 80 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 80 km course via Inor, Euilly-et-Lombut, Brévilly, Villers-devant-Mouzon, Belval-bois-des-dames et Beauclair.

Alain Fournier

  • Sep 10, 2017
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Henri-Alban Fournier, who later wrote under the pseudonym Alain-Fournier, was born on October 3, 1886 at La Chapelle d’Angillon where his parents were teachers. He spent his chilhood in the Sologne countryside. In 1891 his father became a teacher at Epineuil le Fleurel and young Henri was his pupil until the 5th grade. He then... read more

Cycling course 26 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 26 km course via Luzy-St.Martin, Inor, Pouilly-sur-Meuse.

Boat rental

  • May 12, 2018
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Whether you come here for a few hours or a whole weekend, step aboard and discover the charms of the river. You don’t need a licence to be the captain for a few days. After a few instructions, you’ll be ready to steer one of our “Souchets”, very easy to handle river cruisers.

Ossuary of Douaumont

  • Jun 6, 2018
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The Ossuary contains the remains of 130,000 unknown soldiers. Visitors see a film entitled, “Verdun des hommes de boue” (Verdun, Men in Mud). The film is shown every half-hour, with commentary available in French, German, English, Dutch, Russian and Chinese. Visitors can access the tower and its museum.

Museum of Sacred Art and Benedictine libary.

  • Jun 14, 2018
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Musée d’Art Sacré et Bibliothèque bénédictine. Housed in the south wing of the old Benedictine abbey, which is also home to the 18’h-century Benedictine library, this museum aims to highlight religious art in Meuse through pieces on loan from towns and villages as well as Meuse itself.

Les Epargnes

  • Jun 12, 2018
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Les Eparges is a ridge overlooking the Woevre Plain opening out towards the town of Metz. It was the scene of terrible fighting, especially in 1915. It was in this sector, which includes the Calonne Trench, that literary conscripts were brought face to face with the Great War.

City tour Stenay

  • Jun 7, 2017
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A walk through the old town of Stenay. Discover Stenay’s places and most attractive dwellings during a lovely stroll of around 1hour15. Get to know Stenay and its history during a walk passing the main shops and restaurants.

Torgny – Belgium

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Torgny is a village in the municipality of Rouvroy, in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium, close to the French border. It has about 200 inhabitants and is the southernmost place of Belgium. Till 1977 Torgny was a municipality. Torgny is one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia”.

Museum Jules-Bastien Lepage

  • Sep 12, 2017
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(b Damvillers, 1 Nov. 1848; d Paris, 10 Dec. 1884). French painter. Bastien-Lepage was born in the village of Damvillers, Meuse, and spent his childhood there. Bastien’s father grew grapes in a vineyard to support the family. His grandfather also lived in the village; his garden had fruit trees of apple, pear, and peach up... read more

Monument a la Victoire (Victory monument)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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This memorial in the town center was inaugurated in 1929 by French President, Gaston Doumergue. From it, there is a breathtaking view of the town. The 73 steps lead up to a hall containing lists of names of the soldiers awarded the Verdun medal.

The bus: ligne 14-18 to the battlefields in Verdun

  • Jun 13, 2018
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Visit by yourself Verdun and its Battlefield on board of the bus. It will show you unique and amazing views. With our line ‘‘14-18 Champ de Bataille’’, we drop you off at the foot of the well-known sites.

Chapelle Sainte Ernelle – Villécloye

  • May 29, 2018
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Set amongst chestnut and linden trees, this chapel to Sainte Ernelle is a haven of leavy nature. The water from its fountain is said to cure eye and skin diseases.

Tourist information

  • Sep 2, 2016
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Moulin le Cygne, quality apartments in the norther France, is glad to greet the guests in the Meuse County and his surroundings. From Bouillon in Belgium to Luxembourg city, from Nancy to Reims. On our tourist information website, our virtual tourist office, you find: – information about the history, culture, nature, art, festivals, activities, etc.... read more

Museum ’14-’18 – Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Millions of men left home to fight for the fatherland. On the home front their women did their best to keep their communities going. Millions of victims, humans as well as animals, lost their lives. Hundreds of square miles of countryside were destroyed and complete villages erased, never to be rebuilt. It was a war... read more

Butte de Vauquois

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The village of Vauquois was caught up in mine warfare and razed to the ground in February 1915 during the bitter fighting that totally changed its landscape. Nowadays, people have complete access to the hillside, the Butte de Vauquois overlooking the impressive craters created by explosive charges and the restored trenches on both the French... read more

Boat trip on the Meuse river

  • Sep 18, 2017
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Boat trip on the Meuse. Discover the Meuse River in all its beauty. The river that migrates from the source in Pouilly-en-Bassin to the seagate in Rotterdam. In the department of Meuse you can enjoy the unspoilt beauty of this river. From May to September, Meuse Nautic invites you to discover the beauty of the... read more

Ouvrage de la Ferté

  • Oct 6, 2017
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Built from 1935 to 1937, the Fort of La Ferté is part of the mighty Maginot Line. In May 1940 it was to become the theatre of one of the most tragical episodes of the Battle of France. After four days of combat its whole garrison – 107 men – were asphyxiated in the underground... read more

Calcareous grassland

  • Oct 2, 2017
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Calcareous grassland (or alkaline grassland) is an ecosystem associated with thin basic soil, such as that on chalk and limestone downland.[1] Plants on calcareous grassland are typically short and hardy, and include grasses and herbs such as clover. Calcareous grassland is an important habitat for insects, particularly butterflies, and is kept at a plagioclimax by... read more

The Saint-Dagobert fountain

  • Jun 11, 2017
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It is found in the centre of a 1,500- hectare stretch of forest, managed by the National Office of Forests, Departmental Service of the Meuse, Stenay division. The ancient Arphays fountain, now called the Fountain of Saint-¬Dagobert, has been a place of pilgrimage since the end of the 9th Century, This pilgrimage took place without... read more

Cycling course 47 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 47 km course via Dun-sur-Meuse, Cléry, Sassey, Wiseppe.

Festival of Puppet Theatres – Festival Marionette

  • Sep 23, 2017
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The World Festival of Puppet Theatres includes: •the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers every other year in Charleville-Mézières •the support of artistic creation through the co-production of shows, the hosting of artists in residence, as well as the promotion and distribution of shows

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Nine villages located in the “Red Zone” were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun, swept away in the devastating onslaught. They were Beaumont-¬en-Verdunois, Bezonvaux, Cumieres-le-Mort-Hornme, Douaumont, Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Haumont-pres¬-Samogneux, l.ouvemont-Cote-du-Poivre, Ornes and Vaux-¬devant-Damloup.

Aubrac cow – biological meat

  • Oct 7, 2017
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By the breeding, the Aubrac cow is fed exclusively with grass from natural grassland, and supplemented with a mixture of flattened cereals. These have grown without fertilizers or pesticides. Everything is produced locally, no food processed or purchased.

Cycling course 44,3 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 44,3 km course via Malandry, Blagny, Bièvres, Chauvency-St.Hubert.

Roe deer

  • Nov 8, 2017
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European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Deer in the Woods of the North Meuse. The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer, chevreuil, or simply roe deer or roe, is a Eurasian species of deer. The male of the species is sometimes referred to as... read more

Bar-le-Duc

  • Sep 9, 2017
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Bar-le-Duc – A town of artistic, architectural and historic interest. Bar-le-Duc lies midway between Reims and Nancy, 2½ hrs from Paris. It is a “Town of artistic, architectural and historic interest” (Ville d’art et d’histoire) and one of the “most beautiful detours in France” (plus beaux détours de France) surrounded by woodland.

Cycling course 39 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 39 km course via Murvaux, Doulcon, Saulmory.

Museum Barrois in Bar-le-Duc

  • Jun 12, 2018
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  Located in the Renaissance district of Bar-le-Due, a “Town of Artistic, Architectural and Historic Interest, the delightful museum (Musee barrois) is built in the late 15’h century for Rene II of Anjou.

Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
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In September 1914 the first combats broke out in the Argonne Forest. This fixed-position war lasted until 1918, with the huge Franco-American offensive launched towards Sedan. It was in the Meuse that the American Army was engaged autonomously in Europe for the first time in its history. American remembrance is strongly present in the Meuse,... read more

Fête de pommes – Fresnois/Montmédy

  • Sep 29, 2017
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Apples and apples and fleamarket and old cars and much more. Every fourth Sunday in september fromn 8 till 18 uur.

Chassepierre International Street Art Festival

  • Oct 2, 2017
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Like every year, street theater takes its summer quarters in august in Chassepiere, Belgium. Close to the French border. Gaume in the village Chassepierre. On 18 and 19 August 2018 the 45e International Festival of the Arts Street will take place. Chassepierre becomes an internationally renowned festival and of the most important events of its... read more

A day with Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy

  • Sep 23, 2017
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To spent a beautiful day in Dun-sur-Meuse en Dun-Haut with modern art, nature and history we recommend the one day tour “a day with Ipoustéguy”. Visit the permanent exposition known as the ‘Gallery Ipoustéquy’ and the temporary exhibitions in the other rooms. Find the birthhouse of Ipoustéquy. The house was hit hard during the First World... read more

Marville

  • Sep 30, 2017
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The small but delightful town of Marville. I had been intending to visit anyway but was immediately impressed. The other points on our route had all been quaint villages with lots of the local yellow stone – not a torchy wall in sight. You can still see that Marville was much grander.

Cycling course 62 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 62 km course via Murvaux, Cléry, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Doulcon, Wiseppe..

Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy – sculptor

  • Aug 30, 2017
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Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy (January 6, 1920 – February 8, 2006),a figurative French sculptor, was born “Jean Robert” in Dun-sur-Meuse. His artwork had a distinct style, combining abstract elements with the human figure, often in the écorché style of French anatomists. The American writer John Updike once wrote that he “may be France’s foremost living sculptor, but... read more

Tourist information
  • Sep 2, 2016
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Moulin le Cygne, quality apartments in the norther France, is glad to greet the guests in the Meuse County and read more

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Museum Jules-Bastien Lepage
  • Sep 12, 2017
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(b Damvillers, 1 Nov. 1848; d Paris, 10 Dec. 1884). French painter. Bastien-Lepage was born in read more

Centre Pompidou in Metz
Centre Pompidou – Metz
  • Aug 4, 2017
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Centre Pompidou-Metz, first decentralisation of a national cultural establishment in France, Centre Pompidou, was developed read more

Museum '14-'18 - Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Museum ’14-’18 – Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
  • Sep 30, 2017
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Millions of men left home to fight for the fatherland. On the home front their read more

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Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy – sculptor
  • Aug 30, 2017
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Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy (January 6, 1920 – February 8, 2006),a figurative French sculptor, was born "Jean read more

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Monument a la Victoire (Victory monument)

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 109

This memorial in the town center was inaugurated in 1929 by French President, Gaston Doumergue. From it, there is a breathtaking view of the town. The 73 steps lead up to a hall containing lists of names of the soldiers awarded the read more

The bus: ligne 14-18 to the battlefields in Verdun

  • Jun 13, 2018
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Visit by yourself Verdun and its Battlefield on board of the bus. It will show you unique and amazing views. With our line ‘‘14-18 Champ de Bataille’’, we drop you off at the foot of the well-known sites. Itinery: download the folder: ligne read more

The World Centre for Peace (Centre Mondial de la des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights (Centre Mondial de la Paix, des Libertes et des Droits de l'Homme) is housed in the luxurious archbishop's palace in Verdun, described by Saint-Simon in his memoirs, as the most splendid such palace read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 120

Nine villages located in the "Red Zone" were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun, swept away in the devastating onslaught. They were Beaumont-¬en-Verdunois, Bezonvaux, Cumieres-le-Mort-Hornme, Douaumont, Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Haumont-pres¬-Samogneux, l.ouvemont-Cote-du-Poivre, Ornes and Vaux-¬devant-Damloup. Only a few traces remain, with the read more

Fort de Douaumont (The Douaumont Fort)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Fort Douaumont is the mightiest of the forts surrounding Verdun. Captured in a surprise attack four day after the beginning of the Battle of Verdun, it was occupied by the German Army for eight months. They used it as shelter for their read more

American cemetery First World War

  • Sep 7, 2017
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This 52-heactare (130-acre) cemetery was established on 14 October, 1918, by the US Army on land taken by the 32nd Infantry Division. This land was ceded to the United States in perpetuity by the French Government to establish a permanent, tax-free burial read more

Montfaucon-d’Argonne – village ruins

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Montfaucon American Monument is a monument commemorating the American victory in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I. It is located in Montfaucon-d'Argonne close to Romange-sous-Montfaucon (American cemetery and museum). Immediately behind the Monument you find the ruins of the village with read more

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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This monument, which was built by an American, is based on a legend stating that French soldiers were buried alive, standing in their trench during constant shelling. It has remained in popular memory as a symbol of Verdun's battlefield. 55100 DOUAUMONT Unrestricted read more

The Duzey battery (Le Canon de Duzey)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Located in Warphernont Wood, the emplacement for the SKL - 45 Max - 380 mm gun was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the First World War. It was in a particularly strategic position behind the German front lines. The read more