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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 11 May 2014

Very well organised with excellent individual audiovisual hand held sets in English as well as French and German. Extraordinary story. All takes place in damp dark underground.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

A good walk about through the passage ways.
I really liked the iPhone walk about ear phones - made the trip.
Make sure you ask for them

1  Thank rotisiVhsittocS
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Driving up to Douaumont, one of the fortresses that France depended upon for defense in World War I , you can easily see the remains of the battle. A communications trench hugs the road and smaller defensive positions are visible in the woods nearby. There is a fee to go inside the fort but I chose to stay outside and walk around all of the accessible areas. Huge craters left by massive artillery barrages are still there as well as gun turrets and other defensive armaments. The most violent historical battlefields seem to be the most peaceful.
The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I is approaching and I'm not sure what is being done to honor the memory of so many lost soldiers and civilians. Maybe we need a tv show like "Band Of Brothers" or a movie like "Saving Private Ryan" to raise the consciousness of a forgetful world.

1  Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

If you visit the Verdun region, you must drive up to Douaumont which is located on a hill next to the city. This hill includes several destroyed villages, the Fort, trenches, monuments and off course the memorial/ossuary. The ossuary contains the remains of +/- 130.000 non-identified soldiers, both French and German, and also several 1000 identified soldiers on the cemetary.

You can visit large parts of the hill for free. If you want to enter the fort or climb the tower of the ossuary, you have to pay a small fee.

The memorial/museum marking the 100th anniversary of WOI is not finished yet.

Thank Erik_BE
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

This was a great way to learn about the history of WW I. Our young children enjoyed seeing the fort and exploring. I would highly recommend this site.

Thank Amy953
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