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Rue des Chevaliers de Colomb, Chateau-Thierry, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The woods are now beautifully peaceful but very moving to realise that 100 years ago the woods were the scene of ferocious fighting at close combat. There are trails to follow with plaques giving details of the fighting.

Thank 26CCG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without exception, this tour with Gilles Lagin was the best battlefield tour I have ever taken and probably the best tour overall, I just can’t remember them all. Gilles, “jeeel”, is so passionate about his research of this specific moment in history that he can’t...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learning about the famous USMC battles at boot camp is one thing but actually coming to the location of one is quite another. I'm sure that it looks different after 100 years but it is a very solemn place.

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My grandfather fought as a USMC officer at Belleau Wood. I have heard about the place all my life and more recently read about the awful battle there. It is very peaceful now. The trees have grown back.You can still see the foxholes. Anyone interested...More

Thank joannemcgloin
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Always a pleasure to walk in those nice woods with a great conservation of artillery. I recommend it specially if u are interested in WW1

Thank Hortense G
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

A Marine Memorial located on battle field WW1 June 1918. Commentates the actions of the Marines in the USArmy 2nd Division. Over 8000 casualties as a result of intense fighting most of the month of June.

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Paris and it was an amazing experience. The cemetery was sobering and a deserving tribute to those who made the sacrifice. Even after 100 years it is well kept. Bellau Wood brought on a lot of emotion to be...More

Thank baseballslage
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Being a bi-national French American citizen , I was stunned to hear about Belleau wood battle as the most important WW1 site for the Americans, while no French citizen knows about the story. I therefore decided to visit and bring back some water from the...More

Thank beatrice_carrot
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The grounds are very nice. There are relics left over from that battle. If you go to the cemetery below you can get a map of information about the woods.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This monument appropriately honors the participation of the USMC in the Great War. During my visit I was pleased to see a large French tour group standing around the monument and receiving a thorough orientation from a French tour guide.

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3goingon499
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Response from C B | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the US government: or with US Marines as so significant in their history.
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patbowman
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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