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L'Ossuaire de Douaumont

55100 Douaumont, France
+33 3 29 84 54 81
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Solemn

There are many cemeteries in Verdun. In fact it looks like Verdun is one giant cemetery. But this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
EvaF2Eva
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
A must see!

This area is so rich with the history of the battle at Verdun, and the ossuary is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Ginger613
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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
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“bones” (41 reviews)
“tower” (22 reviews)
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55100 Douaumont, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 11 February 2017

"Grand" doesn't begin to do this memorial complex justice. The high tower offers views over countryside with a sombre history, the halls inside seemed to shimmer and hum, the moving film has imprinted on my memory, the sheer number of white crosses is staggering and...More

Thank BecstarAbroad
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Ossuary contains the bones of 130,000 soldiers who were found on the battlefield. It is a beautiful building with a lovely chapel and is free to enter unless you wish to climb the tower for which there is a small charge. The cemetary itself...More

1  Thank ntimms
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was truly humbled and moved by the Ossary. It was €6 for the cinema and tower, but you can walk around and into the Ossary for free. I had heard the name of the Verdun battlefield but didn't have a clue at the carnage...More

Thank M_H8816
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Verdun is arguably the most significant battleground of WWI. The ossuary is a poignant monument to all those who died in this horrifically bloody war. The building itself is a remarkable example of Art Deco architecture with windows at ground level showing the countless piles...More

Thank Westow_Yanks
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The sheer size of the Ossuary and cemetery is awe inspiring and the fact there over 130,000 bones belonging to unkown soldiers (both French and German) recovered from the surrounding battlefields buried underneath give it a sense of proportion. The Windows into the Ossuary are...More

Thank nnmercman
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