Verdun,
a symbolic town

Verdun, a name that resonates through time. Between the banks of the river Meuse and the woods of the Argonne, where battle raged, a unique military memory remains, a name that has become a symbol of man’s heroism and the horror of war.

Discover the history of the Great War in this part of Lorraine by entering the underground citadel and learning about the soldiers’ lives in the trenches. Witness life in the Douaumont and Vaux forts and remember the fallen at Douaumont Ossuary. Wander through Verdun town, now home to the World Peace Centre, and explore medieval forts and lovingly restored Renaissance buildings.

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