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“Quite interesting, but by its nature not a comfortable place to visit so not for everyone”
Review of Fort Douaumont

Fort Douaumont
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Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Verdun and...
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Verdun
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The fort has seen real battle and the building testifies to that - battered walls, uneven wet floors. However that means it is not a comfortable place to visit and not one to linger. There is lots of info on the audio guide, but you don't really feel you want to stand long in a damp, cold corridor to listen. We did look round to take in the main points but kept our visit brief. The area surrounding the fort has been heavily shelled so the ground is very uneven from the craters, which again is interesting but means care needs to be taken walking around.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A remarkable reminder of the War to end all Wars, a time capsule for the weapons, defenses and the people who were living in that time and area, and depending on this fort to keep them safe and alive. Well worth a trip when you are touring the cemetery or the battlefields

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had just visited the Maginot Line fortifications at Ouvrage Hackenberg the day before, which was built between 1929 and 1932. It was interesting to see the similarities and differences between this fort built around 1890 and the newer more advanced Ouvrage Hackenberg, which was captured in June 1940 by German troops. The audio tour was informative, and the people behind the desk were friendly and helpful. Be prepared for cold and wet conditions inside the fort. The fort and surrounding area, with trenches still visibly scarring the landscape, a great museum about WWI, and a beautiful and sobering cemetery are all worth a visit. If you are interested in WWI and history in general then this is a must see.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The fort is the perfect symbol of World War I. Occupied by the different parties, fighting over meaningless progress of territory at a huge cost of human souls. Take some rain protection inside as the water is dripping through the roof. The land outside is still pocked with craters, even after 100 years of soil erosion.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited 3 forts during our Great War tour. Douaumont, is the largest, best maintained and with excellent detail on its history. You are provided with the option (included in ticket price) of a video history which provides excellent background on this fort. definitely worth a visit and only a short drive from the town of Verdun

Thank Jim H
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