THE BATTLEFIELD

Le Mémorial: thematic museum makes you discover 2000 objects of collections, a Franco-German multitude of unpublished photos, of audiovisual devices

L'Ossuaire de Douaumont: This monument houses the bones of about 130 000 bodies of unidentified french and German soldiers.

Fort de Douaumont: main system of fortification of Verdun, erected by the engineer military and french general

Fort de Vaux: second fort main system of fortification of Verdun.

Tranchées des baïonettes:This monument remains in the collective imagination as a symbolic site of the battlefield of Verdun, it is based on a legend of french soldier buried standing up in their trench.

Destroyed Villages: Nine villages in the red zone were totally removed from the map in the battle of Verdun:Douaumont, Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Ornes, Vaux-devant-Damloup, Bezonvaux, Cumières-le-mort-homme, Haumont près Samogneux, Louvemont cote du poivre, Beaumont en verdunois...You can see there remaining houses that were left there in order to make people remember that villages were standing here.

Monument of the : death-man and the sides 304: terrible battles take place from March 1916 and during the second battle of Verdun (winback) August 1917. 10 000 men were killed.

Le Bois des Caures: Colonel Driant "hunters" were the first to receive the shock of the German offensive on 21 February 1916.

THE Saint Mihiel SALIENT South of VERDUN

Crêtes des Eparges:The departure of Verdun, direction Mihiel, you can make a first stop at the "Eparges" village where the stele of Maurice Genevoix stands on the village square. For the most valiant, a pedestrian start from this place takes you on the Ridge Eparges, natural Observatory overlooking the plain of the Woëvre. You will find the monument to the memory of the engineers, also called pointX

Saint Remy La Calonne:When leaving the Eparges village, towards Saint remy the calonne where Alain Fournier is buried. "On this site a literary garden created in 2011 on the back of the old wash house you will discover by a paved trail 16 panels in 3 languages, our veterans of the great war writers: Jean Giono, Rupert Brooke, Köppen, John Mac Crae, Guillaume Appolinaire Edelf" to name but a few.

Hattonchatel Castlein the commune of Vigneulles les Hatonchâtel: verry beautiful medieval village on the road de Ligier Richier sculptor of Renaissance altarpiece, to discover in the collegiate church Saint Maur XI Century. The ninth century castle renovate at  XX century can be visited on Monday and Wednesday at 11:00.

Thiaucourt: An American cemetery where buried 4153 soldiers fallen during the resumption of the salient of Saint Mihiel. A German cemetery were buried 11 685 soldiers who fell in the region of the salient. The Museum of military costume more than 100 military costumes.

Saint-Baussant, this sector highlights German fortified trenches, and their method of construction.

American Monument of the mound of Montsec monument was raised by the United States, it commemorates the offensive of the 1st US Army in September 1918.

Marbotte: : discover his Museum and his church which was the center of sorting of the wounded od the Saint Mihiel salient. It quickly turned into a morgue. Of beautiful stained glass windows tell the suffering and death of its soldiers.

Bois brulés, croix de la Redoutes: in these places you can discover German trenches, a revived French trench, a cross of wood in tribute to veterans of the 95 RI

Fort de Troyon: part of the curtain defensive of the Meuse ups, established by the General Séré de Rivières between Verdun and Toul, following the French defeat of 1870. The fort is never taken by the Germans but suffers a lot of damage.

The ARGONNE West of VERDUN

La Haute chevauchée et le ravin du Génie: This "open air museum" is intended to protect the remains of a First World War site (1914-1918) site which served as a storage place and also living quarters. It is located less than a mile away from the front line of underground mine warfare. (cf "haute-chevauchée"monument)

The shelter of the Kronprinz: building concreted in the forest used as command post for the German army

Tour American of Montfaucon in Argonne, impressive all of 58 m high, surmounted by a statue of liberty, it offers a panoramic view of the entire region

American of Romagna in Montfaucon cemetery the largest American necropolis with its 14246 graves to the cross of white marble, in a park of 40 hectares on the two slopes of a valley.

The Butte de Vauquois:  Mine war in Argonne, a village by the underground fighting ecrassement. The Butte de Vauquois is a termintiere which you can visit.

Chattancourt : more than 100 meters of original trench and shelters have been dug and built exaclys as it was during WW1.An incredible experience which will enable you to get another point of view on the Great War.

BACK FRENSCH FRONT

Ouvrage de la falouse: intact and complete fortification restored by an association of enthusiasts of the great war. A true immersion in the daily life of the soldier at the front back.

La Voie sacrée: Road from the Verdun front to the base back of Bar-le-Duc, on which freight forwarder men and materials logistics. At every kilometer is planted a commemorative Terminal.

La mairie de Souilly : headquarters of the General Pétain, a museum retracing the epic of the sacred way.

BACK GERMAN FRONT

Camp Marguerre: Back - German front: is located in the forest of love (Woevres forest) near Spincourt. This rear base of the German army camp, was a center of manufacturing of pre-fabricated concrete experimentation.

Canon de Duzey:German fixed Cannon calibre 380mm on a frame turning. The current cannon is a french Navy cannon from 1917, installed on site in 2014

Along the road you will come across German cemeteries (black cross) and french cemeteries (white cross).

The wald von TILLY by Etain : the German presence at left of the remains in this forest.

You can make a stop and see the last French doll factory "petitcolin"

Wood of Hérmeville: A circuit of the marine Gunners of 3km in the forest of Herméville will make you discover the casemates, a french cannon of size 14cm model 1910 and especially an Observatory oak tree 250 years old.