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Fleury

Verdun, France
+33 3 29 88 19 16
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Rememberance

This is one of nine villages in the Verdun area which were completely destroyed and never rebuilt... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Quite

A quiet reverend place what plaques show the layout of the village before the bombardment. A place... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
PHE22
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is one of nine villages in the Verdun area which were completely destroyed and never rebuilt. The path through is accessed via the coach park side of the main museum and you wander through shell pocked woodland where the original houses and businesses once...More

1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A quiet reverend place what plaques show the layout of the village before the bombardment. A place to sit and reflect

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Excellent, informative and accessible. Information not only about how, why and where the battle was fought but also the personal and social angles - letters from and to soldiers; the surgeons in the field hospitals, etc. Information given in French, English and German.

Thank frenchlady37
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Fleury was just one of nine villages that were totally annihilated by the barrage of German artillery during the Battle of Verdun which lasted 300 days from February 1916. Today all that remains of the village are grass covered craters and pathways with white markers...More

Thank MBond55
Reviewed 13 April 2016

As the Battle of Verdun developed , the French command found it necessary to evacuate 9 villages to create lines of fire , territory to maneuver in and the safety of the residents. Because of the huge number of unexploded artillery in the area [...More

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Fleury looks idyllic at first but knowing that this small village was fought so hard for during the Battle of Verdun gives the place an ominous feel. The little white markers are all that's left of Fleury and are a strong symbol of how war...More

2  Thank GeertL
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Hard to say there's something you like about this place but it's deeply moving for sure. The way they have set markers around what used to be a village now show where local places were...a school, the town hall, bakery , a butcher and so...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Not much to see (anymore) in Fleury... which makes it so captivating. A whole town swept away in 1916. Today only street name signs and little tombs remind us of what Fleury must have been like. No wonder people walk around in silence here.

Thank Elke T
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We visited Fleury-devant-Douaumont as part of the Og the Frog childrens trail of the Verdun Battlefield (www.vadrouillelagrenouille.eu). Through this, the children had to find where the school used to be in the village, this definitely made them (and us) think a bit more about what...More

1  Thank Smileykat
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We had a walk through this place and were reminded of the impact war had on all who took part either on purpose or inadvertently. The park is well interesting and worth a stop.

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
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Barbara V
Hello from Australia, I am an author writing a novel about an Australian soldier in the Verdun in World war 1 and would like some information on the history of Fleury-Devant-Douamont, The Town That died for France, in this war. My late husband was French and an ex French soldier. I will dedicate my book to him. Thank you in advance, for any help you can give me. My grandfather Leslie Coverdale, fought in the Verdun and my great uncle his brother, was killed at Viliers Bretteneux. Regards, Barbara Vincent
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Response from Séverine H |
Hello from Belgium. Maybe will have you more answer by getting in touch via the site: verdun-meuse. fr section "contact" Regards, Séverine H.
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