Verdun

Museum Princerie

  • Jun 14, 2018
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The art gallery and museum (musee d'art et d'histoire) has been housed in a 16th-century house in the heart of the old town since 1932. Its very varied collections give insight into Verdun's rich history from prehistoric times to the eve of 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

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 read more

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

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 135 Views

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

Fort de Vaux

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 118 Views

Fort Vaux, another Sere de Rivieres fort, was one of the main priorities of the German attack, from the very start of the Battle of Verdun. Early in March 1916, the Germans launched a 100-day siege from their position a few hundred meters 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

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 read more

Côte 304 and le Mort-Homme

  • Jul 6, 2017
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The heights of Le Mort Homme or Dead Man's Hill (German: Toter Mann) lie within the French municipality of Cumières-le-Mort-Homme around 10 kilometres northwest of the town of Verdun in France. The hill earned tragic notoriety for being the scene of bitter read more