First World War

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

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. read more

Les Epargnes

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. read more

Montsec American monument

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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. read more

Butte de Vauquois

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 and German sides. 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

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

Centre mondial de la Paix - Verdun
  • 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

Marguerre Camp

Camp Marguerre in de bossen van Pilon
  • Jun 8, 2018
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The hidden village of Camp Marguerre (1915) in the Gouraincourt Forest gradually comes into view as you approach the signposted footpath. The encampment was at the rear of the German front lines and consists of concrete huts built on the orders of the German Captain, Hans Marguerre.
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The Duzey battery (Le Canon de Duzey)

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

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

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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. 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

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