55100 Douaumont, France
About Douaumont Ossuary
The Douaumont ossuary is a memorial containing the skeletal remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. This modern French ossuary contains the jumbled bones of 130,000 WWI soldiers. The Ossuary is a gallery-shaped building surmounted by a Lantern of the Dead tower. It has been designated as a national cemetery that contains the remains of both French and German soldiers who died on the Verdun battlefield.
Attractions near Douaumont Ossuary
Fort Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive works that had protected the city of Verdun built in the late 19th-century. The heavily armed fortress was designed to be the most strategically important of Verdun’s mighty defenses. It was protected by two layers of concrete over a meter thick and surrounded by a seven-meter-deep moat and 30 meters of barbed wire. It was one of the famous attractions in this area and the view from the fort is truly impressive.
Verdun Memorial is one of the most important Great War museums in Europe which was built on the actual site of a battle which was Spread over three levels with a collection of 2,000 objects. It is a military museum that displays French and German armaments, military vehicles, uniforms, and equipment of both French and German troops during the battle. One of the nice locations which shows light to the ancient history of Europe.
A densely wooded and hilly region in eastern France that forms a natural barrier between Champagne and Lorraine. It is also a historically important area. It was here the Prussians were repulsed in 1792 by the French at Valmy and where U.S. forces swept over the Germans in 1918. A beautiful area for nice trekking and also it is quite adventurous too.
Lac de Madine is a beautiful lake that was located at the border between Meurthe-et-Moselle and Meuse. It was one of the famous fishing and camping site in this area. People are being attracted here by the natural beauty of this area. , Madine Lake offers you the opportunity to discover a set of unspoiled nature, an ideal place for bird watching and hiking too.
The Amnéville Zoological Park is a French zoo in the Grand Est region located between Metz and the border with Luxembourg, near Amnéville. About 2000 animals 1 of 360 species are presented there on 18 hectares. It is one of the few French zoos to feature gorillas and orangutans. It is also the only one to present a show taming of tigers. A nice zoo which has a large collection of Wildlife and is kept in a serene environment.
Walygator Parc is an amusement park in France that was located between Metz and Thionville in the Moselle. This amusement park currently operates four coasters, those being the aforementioned Anaconda and Comet, as well as Family Coaster and Monster. The park also used to operate Zig Zag. It was one of the nice location where you can spend your free time with your family.
Where is Douaumont Ossuary
Discover more attractions in Grand Est, where Douaumont Ossuary is located
Grand Est is a vast new region in Eastern France, the unification of the former historical regions of Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, and Lorraine. Its geographical location – bordering Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland – makes of the Grand Est an interesting cultural melting pot which can be clearly seen in its architecture and tasted in its gastronomy.