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L'Ossuaire de Douaumont

55100 Douaumont, France
+33 3 29 84 54 81
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Battlefield tour

A must see when you visit the battlefield of Verdun! The remains of more than 130 000 unknown... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jean-Pierre V
,
Affligem, Belgium
Time to reflect

This monument really makes you think about the meaninglessness of war and of the many young lives... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Torben W
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Odense, Denmark
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55100 Douaumont, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see when you visit the battlefield of Verdun! The remains of more than 130 000 unknown soldiers of the great war are resting in this Ossuaire where you can alco climb the tower to have a look over the battlefield.

Thank Jean-Pierre V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument really makes you think about the meaninglessness of war and of the many young lives lost from different countries. Most of the soldiers that were killed were in their twenties and they never got a chance to experience life and happyness. If you...More

Thank Torben W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I totally loved this place though the theme is grim. The building is an architectional pearl - solemn and beautiful in art nouveau style. The view through the lower windows where you can see all the bones make sure that you remember the harshness of...More

Thank EllenChr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area was the most fought over and saw the bloodiest battles of the first world war. The French held on to the city of Verdun but a handfull of villages around it were utterly destroyea and never rebuilt. Their names live on however and...More

Thank Willy B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

More interesting features here than one might imagine, the ossuary itself, the huge cemetery, the location of the Thiaumont redoubt plus a number of impressive memorials and some lovely woodland. The whole area is rich with memorial sites but transport will be vital although the...More

Thank dianne m
Reviewed 19 June 2017

There are many cemeteries in Verdun. In fact it looks like Verdun is one giant cemetery. But this one is the most solemn and dignified. And the most beautiful. It is definitely the place you must visit when you are in Verdun.

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This area is so rich with the history of the battle at Verdun, and the ossuary is a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives in the battle. The drive through and around it is full of memorials and areas dedicated to entires villages...More

Thank Ginger613
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The huge Ossuary building overlooks a very large cemetery for the fallen soldiers of France and its allies during the battles near Verdun. Inside the ossuary are the bones of soldiers whose identity is presumably unknown. There is nothing to do here but to ponder...More

Thank aferry
Reviewed 14 March 2017

this is a great way to spend the day! The view from the top overlooking the cemetery is aw inspiring and makes you appreciate the sacrifices young men and women from around the world paid for a free Europe. This is an indoor and outdoor...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The whole place and its surroundings is very depressing. It is saddening that on such a relatively small area so many people died senselessly.

Thank csaba9973
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