Monuments

les epargnes

Les Epargnes

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. read more

Montsec American monument

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 660

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. read more

Butte de Vauquois

Butte de Vauquois
  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 735

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 and German sides. read more

Monument a la Victoire (Victory monument)

Monument of victory in Verdun
  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 607

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. read more

The Duzey battery (Le Canon de Duzey)

Duzey canons
  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 670

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. The silo is 4 metres deep and 23 metres in diameter. read more

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 743

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. read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

Trench the bayonets
  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 685

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. read more

Ossuary of Douaumont

Ossuaire de Douaumont
  • Jun 6, 2018
  • 652

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. read more

Montfaucon American Monument

American monument Montfaucon d'Argonne
  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 735

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. read more

Monument of Mortemart

Mortemart
  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 665

At least during the second half of 1916 there was a small German airfield next to the village of Sivy-sur-Meuse. This village is approximately 20 km north of Verdun and Oswald Boelcke decided to have an airfield there, because he thought that Jametz was to far away from the frontline to react in time in the case that French aircraft were seen flying close to the frontline. read more

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