Douaumont Ossuary, Fleury-Devant-Douaumont

#2 of 34 in Historic Sites in Meuse
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  • The Ossuarie seems to be run for the benefit of the staff and not to allow tribute to be paid to the braves fallen honoured within. Opening only 9-12 (10-12 at weekends) and 2-5 is a disgrace when...  more »
  • A must go place when visiting the Verdun battlefields. In front of the ossuary are the remains of at least 16.000 known French soldiers. Inside there are some 130.000 unknown soldiers from both sides....  more »
  • The pile of remains of unknown soldiers placed in foundation of the monument is something most tragic that I've seen in my life. Every living human being should visit this place, soaked with sadness and deep tragedy, but monumental...There would be no wars on Earth...never more!
  • Very odd architecture, though pretty for sure. Seeing all the names inside, and graves outside helps to give an idea of the number of lives lost. Don't expect to come back with photos from the inside though, photography isn't allowed.

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