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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Verdun
  4. Douaumont Ossuary

From Paris: Verdun and Meuse-Argonne Battlefield Day Tour

Product ID: 41796
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Discover the tragedy of Verdun – a landscape scarred by one of WWI's bloodiest battles. The day tour covers the Fort and Ossuary of Douaumont, the Trench of Bayonets, the Meuse-Argonne US Cemetery, and the key battlefields among other places of interest.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 5 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the vast Ossuary of Douaumont
  • Explore Fort Douaumont and the Trench of Bayonets
  • Visit the War Museum in Romagne
  • Discover Europe's largest American cemetery
Full description
See for yourself the profound scars left on the landscape of Verdun, where one of the First World War's most harrowing battles left over 700,000 French and German soldiers dead, wounded, or missing.

The Hell of Verdun began on 21 February 1916, and lasted for 300 bloody days and nights. Not until the end of the war was the entire territory recaptured thanks to a massive onslaught of 1.3 million American troops.

The day's excursion covers such landmarks as the Ossuary of Douaumont, Fort Douaumont, the Trench of Bayonets, and the “London Trench,” before heading to the Argonne for lunch and a tour of the battlefields where General Pershing's American Expeditionary Force became embroiled in the conflict. Visit the War Museum in Romagne and, of course, the Meuse-Argonne's US Cemetery – the largest American cemetery in Europe, where more than 14,000 graves dot the huge hillside with white crosses.
Includes
  • Visit to Fort Douaumont
  • Visit to the Trench of Bayonets and Argonne
  • Visit to War Museum in Romagne
  • Visit to Meuse-Argonne US Cemetery
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

In front of the Royal Opéra Café located 19 Avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris, France

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Product ID: 41796