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Citadelle Souterraine

Avenue du 5e RAP, 55100 Verdun, France
+33 3 29 84 84 42
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Slick, but misses the mark

As mentioned by other reviewers, this is a ride on an autonomous cart with ambient narration in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike E
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If taking english version make sure headsets work

The headsets provided for non French speakers are kludgy and subject to coming unplugged in which... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
George L
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Avenue du 5e RAP, 55100 Verdun, France
+33 3 29 84 84 42

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As mentioned by other reviewers, this is a ride on an autonomous cart with ambient narration in French and quirky headset narration in other languages. It uses reenactments (which I do not like personally) and staging in a small part of the citadelle tunnels to...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The headsets provided for non French speakers are kludgy and subject to coming unplugged in which case they're impossible to reconnect in the ride in the dark. While it was interesting to see the inside of the citadel frankly I'd recommend skiping this ride and...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went because the receptionist at the hotel recommended it. A silly Disney type ride with audio in French. All of the signage about the history of the place before you get on the ride are in French. They give you headsets which don't work...More

Thank TIC09
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had the ride to myself as i arrived late It was amazing ,extremely well done Its probably not so good if u ve to wear headphones and ve to put up with noisy children etc But as i was on my own it was well...More

Thank dan l
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This underground train tour through the Verdun citadel is very well done, both for kids and adults. Gives a good overview of daily life in this underground staff shelter during WW I without becoming boring for kids. Staff was a bit grumpy, but a la...More

Thank HendricusPraha
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Unlike most fort museums, this one is a bit more theatrical. You are sent through in a small car, so there is no walking at all. It stops for short "re-enactments" of fort life, and you are given an electronic guide in your preferred language....More

Thank davidmoniz
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The headsets for non French speakers are of poor quality as they do not negate ambient French commentry and makes it very difficult to understand the orator. Also there were no warnings that the tunnels are very cold and uncomfortbale if not suitably dressed. As...More

Thank 3591doug
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is an opportunity missed. The fortress itself isvery impressive. And while I applaud the attempt to make a visit here involving and entertaining, this 25 minute ride is neither. There are video reenactments and some staging of the tunnels that you pass through to...More

Thank Sinakil1
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a little Train ride that goes through the underground of a historic fortress. Although the fort was constructed by Vauban and has a long and interesting history, the ride tells none of that, focusing on the area of Verdun in WWI. Which would...More

1  Thank wywyno
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The building was started originally in 1624 and in the late 19th century around 5 miles of underground passages were built. Now it's an inexpensive museum which will occupy an hour of your time. Regardless of the weather I advise you take a jacket as...More

1  Thank nnmercman
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