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Montsec American Monument

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Address: Montsec | Côtes de Meuse, Nancy, France
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+33 3 29 90 42 83
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I was taken here by French friends who thought I should see this magnificent tribute to America's history in WWI. It was only recently, while looking into my grandfather's past... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken here by French friends who thought I should see this magnificent tribute to America's history in WWI. It was only recently, while looking into my grandfather's past (he was an Italian soldier fighting with the American allies in France) did I realize he fought on what is now this hallowed ground. If you are anywhere in the... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Approaching this memorial I felt like I appeared in another world. All those small picturesque villages, each one with their own lovely church and of course WWI monument looked fabulously, drizzly weather gave them even mysterious hint. Building of the monument on the top of the only hill in the area is really magnificent, breathtaking, Staying in the center of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Bayeux and visited Colleville for half a day. Excellent walk from the beach, through the German fortifications to the American cemetery gives a feel for what was faced on that day of days. The cemetery has been well laid out and the scenery is superb. A great tribure.

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Dupont, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This a beautiful memorial to the sacrifices of the American contingent during WWI. Read the history of this hill before you go. knowing what happened here will give you a deep appreciation for the struggle for this hill. A must see if you are on the way to Nancy. Pleas enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I took a coach party here last week and they enjoyed it. Fantastic views, being ex serviceman myself I love going to the Battlefields and paying my respect.

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely quiet place for reflection of US valour and sacrifice in WW1. Fantastic view if surrounding area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This American monument dedicated to the thousands of American servicemen who loat their lives taking this heavily fortified hill from the Prussian Army in WWI. Our visit was marred by bicyclists who decided to run down the stairs on their mountain bikes--tacky!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The monument commemorates the fallen soldiers and the actions of the US Troops around the silient of St.Mihiel, between Nancy and Verdun, in 1918, probably one of the most relevant military campaigns undertaken by the US in WWI. The place is obviously free to visit. You can drive to the base of the staircase leading to the rotunda. From the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Montsec Monument is one of several magnificent structures erected after Le Grande Guerre by the American Battle Monuments Commission in the years after WWI. It is as magnificent, as are all of the ABMC edifices in France, as anything in Washinton, DC.

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were seeking the St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial and sent here by mistake. On the way, we realized the mistake, but decide to visit. Glad we did. There isn't much here, just a magnificent circle of columns sitting atop the only peak within miles with a commanding view of the French country side. It is a simple statement... More 

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