Verdun is a city in the north-east of France. It was chosen on January 13, 1916, by the Germans as a battlefield, perfect in their eyes to succeed their plan to win the war. This Battle of Verdun made a lot of losses for the French and for the Germans too. In memory of the dead fighters giving their lives for their country, a large museum was built in 1967 in the city and was called Memorial of Verdun. The soldiers who survived made this place the memory of their warriors who perished there. This European museum is one of the greatest of the great war. It is now managed by NCRV: National Committee of Remembrance Verdun. The museum is open since September 17, 1967. A building of 1950 m² with an exhibition area of 1000 m², consisting of 2 large galleries and 21 spaces where there is a whole collection of vehicles, weapons, uniforms and helmets of wars, guns, military trucks ... that have been collected over time. The photos take a lot of space in the memorial, those of the French and Germans during the killings. All of this will make you relive the moments of memories and emotion of the Battle of Verdun. In 2006, it was made improvements, on the lighting of the interior, the panels which are more explanatory, the more legible photos. A change that attracts even more the curiosity of tourists. This museum lives thanks to the recipe of its entries and that of the bookstore, opened every day. The Verdun Memorial is a memory place of symbolic value, with many memories to commemorate the 1st World War in France.
Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue Verdun
Located in Sommedieue, in the Lorraine Regional Nature Park, the Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue is a 3-star hotel. It is built in a quiet and wooded place. At the pace of a castle, the Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue Verdun offers exceptional accommodation with its garden and terraces and views of the pond. It is an ideal place to put your suitcase during a stay of relaxation and discovery in the picturesque landscape of the Meuse. From the Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue, you can discover the rich natural, cultural and historical heritage of Verdun.
The Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue offers soundproofed, spacious and furnished rooms. Each room has a seating area and an office area. Each room has a free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine. It also has a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms at the hotel have a terrace. All rooms, however, are non-smoking and can accommodate guests with reduced mobility.
The reception desk at the Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue is open 24 hours a day. For the customers conveyed, the hotel has a free parking. The hotel also offers its guests a shuttle service and bike rental to reach the airport or for walks to other nearby cities. Housekeeping is available daily. The Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue offers facilities for disabled and disabled guests such as wheelchair accessibility and toilet grab bars. For snacks and meals, the hotel has a restaurant and bar, and an exquisite continental breakfast is offered daily. Apart from walking in Verdun and nearby towns, you can stay at the Lodge to enjoy the fitness center and indulge in some physical exercises.
The Lodge Hotel de Sommedieue is just minutes from Verdun and its many places of interest dedicated to the war. Among the must-sees are, among others, the corridors at Fort Douaumont, the Fort de Vaux, the Verdun Memorial, the ossuary, the trenches and casemates. It is also an ideal starting point to visit the Regional Park of Lorraine or visit the picturesque villages of the Meuse. But above all, the Lodge Hotel Sommedieue enjoys a beautiful setting. You can go fly fishing, bike ride or hike in this attractive landscape mosaic. From Paris to Verdun, we put at your disposal a professional transfer service of high quality.
La Haie à Cerf
Set in a beautiful green setting, in the charming Lorraine village of Watronville, La Haie à Cerf bed and breakfast offers its beautifully decorated suites. It has a large garden with white hydrangeas and a pond. With the nearby waterfall, there will never be such an exceptional place to recharge your batteries or to live a honeymoon out of the ordinary. This exceptional property is 12 km from Verdun. It is 33 km from Lake Madine, 45 km from Amnéville and 46 km from Metz. It is placed in a preserved landscape, very close to other favorite destinations of the Meuse.
La Haie à Cerf welcomes you in its rooms labeled "Gites de France - 3 ears" with free Wifi, coffee machine, private bathroom with free toiletries. The Lucie suite has a bedroom with a queen size bed (160 x 200), a bedroom with a bed for one person, a living room with TV. The romantic room Zoé offers a magnificent view of the garden. It is equipped with a large bed (140 x 190). There is also the small living room with private entrance that can accommodate two children. La Haie à Cerf also offers an unusual stay in two small cabins in the garden. In a property of 1 ha, everything is possible to relax and have a good time. Outside, you have an appointment with the orchards.
To relax, you have table tennis, billiards, bowling, hiking. It is also possible to take it easy in a thermal bath. There is also horse riding, walking in the forest, bike rental and many water activities in the lake, pond and pond. In winter, hunting enthusiasts can indulge in their favorite activity. Guests at La Haie à Cerf can order (with extra charge) and sit at the table d'hôte concocted by Chantal, the manager. Live this good moment of conviviality with complete home-made dishes based on local products. It is worth mentioning that the bed and breakfast has a free private parking with a place for two-wheelers, a restaurant, a library, a washing machine and a balcony terrace.
La Haie à Cerf is an ideal place to spend a weekend or a week with family, friends or lovers. The setting is idyllic and the activities available can satisfy all tastes. It is a place to spend a quiet holiday far from the traffic jams and stress of large urban centers. If you want to explore the surroundings by car, we can provide a day rental service.
Establishment at Verdun Loft
Located in the town of Thierville-sur-Meuse, 9 km from the Verdun Memorial, the accommodation at Loft de Verdun offers accommodation equipped for seasonal rentals. They can be rented for a few days in a few weeks. These are two wonderful apartments decorated and decorated with wooden floors. This property is located at 16 bis, de la folie street, 55100 Verdun. It is just 3 km from the underground citadel of Verdun and 3.4 km from the American Cemetery. Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport is less than an hour's drive away.
The rooms are soundproofed. Each room has a free Wi-Fi connection, a fan, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. There are also rooms with terrace and / or sitting area. In addition to a large double bed and a single bed, a sofa bed is available for children or another additional guest. The kitchen has a dining area, a kettle, a coffee machine, a microwave, a toaster, a hob and kitchenware. Guests can also relax on the loft garden.
Loft de Verdun offers free parking, a garden and your pets will be very well received. A courtesy tray is offered and you are entitled to equipment such as high chair for children, iron, clothes rack, linens.
Asset Loft de Verdun is near Verdun and its many historic monuments. You can also link the places of interest like the leisure activities of Lake Madine and the Regional Park of Lorraine. To enjoy it, do not hesitate to book a car service in Paris.
Visit the Douaumont Ossuary in Verdun
The Douaumont ossuary is a monument honoring the approximately 130,000 bodies, unidentified French and German soldiers. Indeed, a frightful battle took place in Verdun on February 21 until December 1916. That is to say a duration of 300 days and 300 nights of fighting which left several soldiers dead and torn to pieces. Without forgetting the different bodies of French and German soldiers who were missing. Or 300,000 bodies disappeared in total. It was in August 1920 that the first two stones of the building were installed, by Marshal PETAIN, as well as Monsignor Charles GINISTY. Subsequently, in September 1927, the Ossuary was transferred formally and definitively. A total of 52 coffins were transported, honoring the soldiers who died during the Battle of Verdun. And it was only in August 1932 that this monument was officially inaugurated by the President of the Republic Albert LEBRUN. You could then visit the places of meditation, namely the chapel and the cloister. But also, take a tour of the tower and the small museum, where you will have the opportunity to have a panoramic and breathtaking view of the battlefields. In addition, the Douaumont ossuary is showing a 20-minute film on the Battle of the Ossuary in Verdun. And so that everyone can understand what is said in the film, headsets are offered to visitors. These helmets then allow translations into English, German, Dutch, Russian and Chinese. The Douaumont ossuary is then an ideal place for people who like to learn about the history of the Battle of Verdun. It is also a place reminiscent of the First World War and the soldiers who died there for the security of their country.
3 must-sees in Verdun
It is in the Grand Est region that you will find the city of Verdun. It is also a destination to consider if you want to relax and get away from it all, but above all to learn a little more about the culture and history of France. When you are there, here are 3 essentials.
Underground Citadel of Verdun
Both a historical site and a military museum, the underground Citadel of Verdun is the first monument that is the pride of the region. It stretches for several meters. The visit lasts between 1 to 2 hours during which you will be able to appreciate the conditions of the soldiers during the Great War.
The Fort of Douaumont
The Fort de Douaumont is also a historical site that relates the Great War. Built for the defense of the North East of the country, it was nevertheless occupied by the Germans for 8 months during the battle. This fortified work has also kept traces of this occupation, which makes the visit all the more authentic.
The World Center for Peace, Freedoms and Human Rights
Installed in the episcopal palace of Verdun, the World Center for Peace, Freedoms and Human Rights is an essential cultural place. It is the seat of many events that are accessible on this theme. It is also open to the public Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come and appreciate the beauty and immensity of this establishment.
Chauffeured car service from Paris to the Verdun Memorial
Verdun is one of the essential cities of the Meuse. The property is 46.7 km from Beer Museum and 52.3 km from Butte de Montsec. As a reminder, the city is 106.4 km from Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport while CDG Airport is still 251.2 km away.