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Address: Verdun, France
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This is one of nine villages in the Verdun area which were completely destroyed and never rebuilt. The path through is accessed via the coach park side of the main museum and you... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Camberley, United Kingdom

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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929 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is one of nine villages in the Verdun area which were completely destroyed and never rebuilt. The path through is accessed via the coach park side of the main museum and you wander through shell pocked woodland where the original houses and businesses once stood and are now marked. It's a good place to reflect on what happened over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A quiet reverend place what plaques show the layout of the village before the bombardment. A place to sit and reflect

Thank PHE22
loire valley france
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Excellent, informative and accessible. Information not only about how, why and where the battle was fought but also the personal and social angles - letters from and to soldiers; the surgeons in the field hospitals, etc. Information given in French, English and German.

Thank frenchlady37
Perth, Australia
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111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Fleury was just one of nine villages that were totally annihilated by the barrage of German artillery during the Battle of Verdun which lasted 300 days from February 1916. Today all that remains of the village are grass covered craters and pathways with white markers denoting the businesses and activities that were carried out in the village prior to its... More 

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Syracuse , NY
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

As the Battle of Verdun developed , the French command found it necessary to evacuate 9 villages to create lines of fire , territory to maneuver in and the safety of the residents. Because of the huge number of unexploded artillery in the area [ and shells are still being recovered] , the villagers were never allowed to return to... More 

1 Thank Steve L
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Fleury looks idyllic at first but knowing that this small village was fought so hard for during the Battle of Verdun gives the place an ominous feel. The little white markers are all that's left of Fleury and are a strong symbol of how war disrupted the lives of the former inhabitants.

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Hard to say there's something you like about this place but it's deeply moving for sure. The way they have set markers around what used to be a village now show where local places were...a school, the town hall, bakery , a butcher and so on....mortar craters are everywhere the destruction plain.....

1 Thank David R
Antwerp, Belgium
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Not much to see (anymore) in Fleury... which makes it so captivating. A whole town swept away in 1916. Today only street name signs and little tombs remind us of what Fleury must have been like. No wonder people walk around in silence here.

Thank Elke T
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We visited Fleury-devant-Douaumont as part of the Og the Frog childrens trail of the Verdun Battlefield (www.vadrouillelagrenouille.eu). Through this, the children had to find where the school used to be in the village, this definitely made them (and us) think a bit more about what had been lost in this area. Brave of the French to leave these destroyed villages... More 

1 Thank Smileykat
Dothan, Alabama
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We had a walk through this place and were reminded of the impact war had on all who took part either on purpose or inadvertently. The park is well interesting and worth a stop.

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain

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