Hotel Les Colombes
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Nice, Simple, comfortable, even has Wi-Fi! Only complaint is that there is no air-conditioner :)
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Fort de deaumont Late 19th-century fort used in the WWI Battle of Verdun, with a German cemetery & guided tours. – Google
Fort Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive forts protecting the city of Verdun, France since the 1890s. Wikipedia
We've actually had a lovely sunny day today and a great drive into France from Belgium. Although Pierre did take on a slight detour and we ended up in Brussels Airport! Fortunately we saw the very large exit sign before we got into too much trouble. Trouble was reserved for later, trying to find a place to park kfor the night!! We were going to Nancy but realised Verdun was not too far so found our way and then turned off to drive through the woods where the battle of WW1 ...
... I had found a few days earlier. We opted for the " blue" route- it was the shortest! We found a very well marked system of "randonee" paths, leading walkers through the woods on various length trails. After about 2 hrs, and 8 km, we were back at our front door. Cooper turned his "randonee" into a "jogging", and Quin and I stopped ...
... the famous white crosses marking the graves of 16,000 French soldiers. (We didn't visit the American cemetery. It was too far of a drive for us today.) The Verdun Memorial Museum is closed right now and will reopen in November in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle, so our next stop was the Trench of Bayonettes. This was a gift from Americans honoring French soldiers who were supposedly buried upright in their trenches. Finally we ...
The French must have thousands of memorials to WW1 let alone all the earlier conflicts but less on WW2. Verdun is no exception.
According to the tourist information, the Verdun War Memorial "represents the 5 sections of the French Army that fought in the 1916 war". These 5 soldiers form a wall symbolising the motto of Verdun "They shall not pass". Included at the foot of the monument are the names of those killed ...