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WWI Marine Memorial at Belleau Wood

Rue des Chevaliers de Colomb, Chateau-Thierry, France
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Rue des Chevaliers de Colomb, Chateau-Thierry, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A intersting place for its history, also enjoyed walking through the woods seeing both traces of the past and nature claiming back its beauty and peace.

Thank S9930AHmarkb
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Take a self-guided walk through here. Plaques in the ground at the beginning tell the major parts of this battle of WWI. Very meaningful. Today it is a peaceful tree-filled area/forest. Hard to imagine the chaos and killing that took place here.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

The purpose of our trip was to visit WWI sites with American involvement. You can also see our review of visiting Verdun with Ingrid Ferrand as guide (she's wonderful). It's important, we believe, to read some history ahead of time to fully appreciate the site....More

Thank 77,027
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I am sure that it is an important place for US Marines, but for other people it is just a place in the woods with some random memorabilia. My advice, don’t go there. The nearby Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial is well worth the visit.

Thank BertRoskamp
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

As a US Marine, this opened my eyes to events that is always spoken of. It put me in a place where I wanted to try and visualize what the Marines before went through.

Thank rthill3
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Belleau Woods is legendary in Marine Corps history. The woods and fields that the United States first entered World War 1 is well preserved. Like most WW1 battles, the scope is immense and there is little interpretation as far as trails go--besides one near the...More

Thank blakepokeman
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Belleau Wood should be seen by every American. Very solemn and respectful of the great history that took place here. The courage and tenacity of the United States Marines are obvious on the battlefield, which still has the trenches and shell craters from 1918. The...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

For all of you former and active Marines put this on your bucket list. A very well done cemetery and monument. There are still trenches, fox holes and such after 99 years. A very emotional experience for this Vietnam vet in 1/5/1.

Thank usmc63m
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Quite an amazing morning in the French countryside. Going into the town of Belleau and meeting the small number of folks that still live there was an even in itself. I happened to visit with a retired Marine and they could not have been more...More

Thank Shawn F
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A must see for students of WWI history and US military veterans. These peaceful woods bore witness to brutal fighting a century ago. Once you step away from the memorial site you can still see some of the trenches and shell craters.

Thank John L
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4 January 2017|
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Response from Soltera | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest renting a car and driver. You can take the train to Chateau-Thierry and have a car pick you up there. If you are brave enough, you can rent a car there instead but I am not comfortable driving in foreign... More
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Response from echo8kilo | Reviewed this property |
They say plan a cpl hours at battlefield but it can be done in an hour if your physically up for it. Uneven terrain and hills. They have a great map and trail for the battlefield. Cemetary is about an hour depending upon... More