6 days in Douaumont & Verdun Itinerary

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Douaumont
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Verdun
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Douaumont — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, examine the collection at Romagne 14-18, then appreciate the history behind Mort-Homme, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Douaumont. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fleury-devant-Douaumont, examine the collection at Village Des Vieux Metiers, then contemplate the long history of La Batterie de Duzey, and finally make a trip to Camp Marguerre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Douaumont trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport and Strasbourg Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Douaumont can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verdun.
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Verdun — 3 nights

The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun and Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave. Get some cultural insight at Fort de Souville and Memorial de la Voie Sacre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verdun: Saint-Mihiel (Eglise Saint-Etienne & Tranchee de la Soif), Abbaye de Trois-Fontaines (in Trois-Fontaines-l'Abbaye) and Monument Americain Pennsylvanie (in Varennes-en-Argonne). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Braux Sainte-Cohiere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Alpin, and contemplate the long history of Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Verdun trip planner.

Verdun is just a stone's throw from Douaumont. In October, daytime highs in Verdun are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F.
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