4 days in Thionville & Verdun Itinerary

4 days in Thionville & Verdun Itinerary

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Thionville ©
Thionville is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy and Fort de Queuleu. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg and Place Stanislas. Go for a jaunt from Thionville to Rhodes to see Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo d'Amnéville and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Le Temple Neuf.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Thionville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Thionville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Thionville

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nancy, Metz, Zoo d'Amnéville, Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg, Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix
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Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg ©
Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy


Verdun ©
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, contemplate the long history of Douaumont Ossuary, then steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont, and finally stop by Terra Chocolata.

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Traveling by car from Thionville to Verdun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Douaumont, Douaumont Ossuary
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Fort Douaumont ©
Fort Douaumont
Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun ©
Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun
Terra Chocolata ©
Terra Chocolata