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Travel Blogs from Verdun
We spent most of the day visiting sites related to the battle of Verdun, a World War I battle that lasted more than 300 days and claimed 300,000 lives and injured 450,000 more. We first went to Fort Douaumont. This stone fortress changed hands between the French and Germans a couple of times during the war. It is made of stone and carved into the hillside. It is cold, and damp, and smells bad. It was built for 800 people, but had as many as 3,000 ...
Our first entry is written from a beautiful, riverside,campervan park on the the river Meuse, at Stenay in France. So much has happened in the few days since arriving. We have taken the van from storage; feasted with two German families; travelled from Frankfurt to Trier, via the picturesque, Mosel valley wine route - tasty ...
... something other than free Internet away. We have planned a route avoiding motorways, we see more of the country this way. The countryside is rather flat on the beginning of the journey, were in apple growing territory. The trees along the sides if the road are full of mistletoe hanging in big pompoms, some trees are do laden that they look as if they are in full leaf, instead of being bare. We pass through many villages, most of ...
road rage. Everyone seems to follow the rules of the road and traffic flows
The first leg was from Winkel via Basel and into France via
Mulhouse, Colmar, Nancy and Metz until we got to Verdun (Of 1st
World War fame) where after getting lost a few times we decided to book into
the local campsite. France just went down in my book of places to camp as “not
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
Other places to stay in Verdun
8 avenue de la Victoire, Verdun | 3 star hotelfrom $133
22 Avenue de Paris, Verdun | 2 star hotelfrom $68
4, rue de la Vieille-Prison, Verdun | Hotelfrom $112
Rue Robert Schuman, Verdun | 2 star hotelfrom $91
"Marie-Elise Et Claude Pech, Haudainville", Verdun | Hotelfrom $76
11, Rue Parge, Verdun | 2 star hotelfrom $86
9 av. Garibaldi, Verdun | Hotelfrom $50
48 avenue de Metz, Verdun | Hotelfrom $89
12 Place St-Paul, Verdun | Hotelfrom $57