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Amazing memorial

The French did well by leaving this small community as it was after the war. You still see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob R
Pacific Grove, California

This is one of nine villages in the Verdun area which were completely destroyed and never rebuilt... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Verdun, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The French did well by leaving this small community as it was after the war. You still see the craters where the bombs fell. Tie this in with a visit to adjacent museum.

Thank Bob R
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...More

1  Thank nnmercman
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
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
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...More

Thank MBond55
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 [...More

1  Thank Steve L
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...More

2  Thank GeertL
Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank David R
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
Reviewed 28 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...More

1  Thank Smileykat
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Barbara V
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Hello from Belgium. Maybe will have you more answer by getting in touch via the site: verdun-meuse. fr section "contact" Regards, Séverine H.
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