Town and villages


Nativity scenes Museum (Musée des crèches)

The scenes come from Africa, America … or from closer to home, like the famous Nativity scenes for which Provence in Southern France has been famous for the past two hundred years. They show a variety of settings (a barn, a byre, an entire village, a mill) and, of course, they’re peopled with figurines known as “santons” (“small saints”), among them a chimneysweep, a miller, a hurdy-gurdy player, a gypsy … read more

Monument a la Victoire (Victory monument)

Monument of victory in Verdun
  • 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. read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

Trench the bayonets
  • 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. read more


  • 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. read more


ooievaars Damvillers
  • Jun 30, 2017
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Lots of storks in the area. Keep your eyes open for higher places. Storks are in the region from march till september. They have 1 nest a year.
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first word war beef Castle Montsec Azannes biologic WW I Marville butte Sivry-sur-Meuse Mouzay Camp Germans basilica Port Vauqouis vieux metiers Americain City tour beekeeping Festival moderne kunst bird Nautic deer Dagobert II cyclinbg course boot trip Douaumont Vaucouleurs cemetery chapel Saint-Mihiel villages bunker Merovingers church Ardennes Vaux Mortemart Bayonets old crafts first wordwar river cycling course canons St. Hilaire Doulcon nature Sedan art Mont-devant-Sassey Torgny wash-house bees painter Metz Meuse Dagobert writer first world war cemetry citadel Muzeray mai Boat lavoir lac madine rental monuments château vineyard concrete village september Sléziak peace center destroyed destroyed village cow Orval fountain honey victory Meuse-Argonne Duzey Joan of Arc cartonist Romagne-sous-Montfaucon view Montmédy roe deer Jules Bastien-Lepage Honey Buzzard Fresnois Velosnes bus Avioth Luzy-St.Martin Raccoon designer Lachalade Jean-Claude Servais Street Art Festival Princerie hiking Stenay modern art Villy-la-Ferté beer fleamarket fortification open air museum puppets ossuary wildcat Walfroy Verdun wood Louppy-sur-Loison lake Kaisertunnel august Belgium walking attraction parc Felis silvestris world war I Marguerre Battlefields Dun-sur-meuse sculpture ligne 14-18 centre mondial Charmois Haute chevauchée walk Villécloye Chassepierre apples american Luxembourg trench wine les epargnes Beaulieu-en-Argonne Merovingian Mouzon Alain Fournier webcam open air festival video Calcareous grassland hill Vittarville Ipoustéguy Domrémy Merovigian Rimbaud wild boar farm cycling Christmas sculpure monument monestry cycling couse Mort Homme bike fort storks Amel museum Bar-le-Duc sacred art Dun-Haut Montfaucon-d'Argonne Saint Hilaire Vauban Montmédy-Haut Harbour fox abbey woods Village cycling courses by bike Nature Reserve Othe hermitage palais Café Liny-devant-dun Barrois felt Charleville-Mézières Esnes marionettes Damvillers