To discover in Verdun, the world capital of Peace and its surroundings...
Building of the Falouse
Located in the south of Verdun, built 230 meters above sea level on a hill along the Meuse River, is a small, modern, reinforced concrete structure with a 75-mm gun turret, three armored observatories, one machine gun turret and a guardhouse infantry.
30 models recreate the life on a fort in 1916.
April to September:
13h30-18h00 (last visit at 17:00)
October to March:
Closed on Wednesday.
The Notre Dame Cathedral
Located on a promontory, the cathedral has watched over the city of Verdun for over 1000 years. The Notre-Dame Cathedral is the oldest cathedral of Lorraine and the largest Romanesque building in eastern France. It has suffered extensive damage over time, but its crypt still remains, and dates back to the year 990.
The monument "To victory and to Verdun soldiers"
Built in the city center, on the old ramparts of the Roman castrum which was found after the bombing at the 1916 battle, this monument was inaugurated in 1929.
The Episcopal Palace
Next to the cathedral stands the former Episcopal
palace. It was built by Robert de Cotte, Louis XV's first architect. This building dates back to the eighteenth century.
The "Monument to the Children of Verdun who died for France"
Inaugurated on the 1st of November, 1928, this memorial depicts five soldiers representing different branches of the military: an infantryman, a combat engineer, a gunner, a jumper and a territorial.
The Tour Chaussée
Also called "Porte Chaussée" the Tour Chaussée dates from 1380 and is 20 meters tall.
Military Cemetery of Faubourg Pavé
The cemetery of Faubourg Pavé is one of the 19 national cemeteries of the Battle of Verdun. 5,095 bodies are buried there.
This cemetery also has "the square of the Unknown 7" within its grounds, reminding one of the ceremony day of the Unknown Soldier of November 10, 1920.
And many other curiosities to discover...