Cemeteries and ossuaries

Butte de Vauquois

Butte de Vauquois

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

Ossuary of Douaumont

Ossuaire de Douaumont
  • Jun 6, 2018
  • 674

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

Marville – St. Hilaire cemetery

Ossuarium St. Hilaire in Marville
  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 875

The Saint-Hilaire church and cemetery in Marville are in fact a superb museum of funerary art with astonishing and highly moving stone tombs.
They enable us to better understand the Cult of the Dead that lasted from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. It still is surrounded by its beautiful graveyard with tombstones and remarkable ossuary. read more

American cemetery First World War

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 946

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 site. read more

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