Epic Verdun WW1: Private Tour to the Colossal Battlefields

Epic Verdun WW1: Private Tour to the Colossal Battlefields

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Verdun WW1 Memorial Museum Verdun WW1 Memorial Museum
Verdun WW1 Douaumont Fort Underground Gallery Verdun WW1 Douaumont Fort Underground Gallery
Verdun WW1 Citadelle VR Tour Verdun WW1 Citadelle VR Tour
Verdun WW1 Citadelle VR Tour Verdun WW1 Citadelle VR Tour
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Verdun WW1 Battlefield nowadays Verdun WW1 Battlefield nowadays

Price
from 249€

Start from
Verdun or Reims
or Paris by train

Duration
7~10 hours

Max People
8

Tour Type
Private Tour

Price
from 249€

Start from
Verdun or Reims
or Paris by train

Duration
7~10 hours

Max People
 8

Tour Type
Private Tour

Verdun WW1 Private Tour: at the Great World War battlefields

Verdun WW1 Tour Overview - 9:30am/5pm

Experience the echoes of history with this Verdun WW1 Private tour.

Minimum age 8 years old!

From Verdun: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
From Reims: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
From Paris (train) : 8:00 am-7:00 pm (train tickets not included)

This intimate journey takes you through key WWI sites. Start with the Verdun Memorial, honoring the fallen in one of history’s fiercest battles. Witness the stark reminder of war at the Douaumont Ossuary and explore the emblematic Fort of Douaumont.

After these moving visits, unwind with a lunch break along Verdun’s picturesque canal, a peaceful contrast to the morning’s solemnity. The afternoon adventure is at the Verdun Citadelle, where augmented reality brings history to life in a VR mini-train.

Licensed French Monument Tour Guide, I have been sharing my passion for History and French Culture for 13 years. I’m here to help you have a comfortable journey through Verdun WW1 battlefields, and explore its historical significance. 

If you are staying in Verdun, we start at 9:30 am. If you are staying in Reims, we leave 8 am. If you are staying in Paris (train not included), take the train TGV INOUI 2407 from Paris-Est station at 7:58 am to Meuse station where I’ll pick you up at 9:05 am (and back at Paris 7:02 pm with train TGV INOUI 2680 from Reims where I’ll drop you off).


VERDUN WW1 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit to the Verdun WW1 Memorial Museum
  • Visit to Douaumont Ossuary and Cemetery
  • Visit to Douaumont WW1 Fort
  • Enjoyable lunch break in Verdun’s city center in front of the Meuse Canal
  • Visit to Verdun Citadelle

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Included

  •  Pickup at your hotel in Verdun or Reims
  •  Pickup at Reims or Meuse train station
  •  Air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Bottled water
  •  Private transportation
  •  Visit to the Memorial, the Ossuary, the Fort and the Citadelle

Excluded

 Train tickets from and to Paris
 Lunch (the guide will suggest restaurants)
  •  Gratuities

Verdun WW1 Tour Attractions

Verdun WW1 Memorial Museu

Visit of Verdun WW1 Museum with a Certified French National Monument Guide.

We are going to visit one of the largest French WW1 Museums, that tells in vivid details the history of the longest battle in WW1 through stunning objects, images and video.

Verdun WW1 Memorial Museum

Douaumont Ossuary

Stop and visit at the largest French WW1 Ossuary. This imposing monument is an Art Déco masterpiece, it houses the remains of 130,000 unidentified French and German soldiers, and is imprinted with the coat of arms of the cities who financed its construction.

Verdun WW1 Douaumont Ossuary

Douaumont Fort

Step back in time and explore the Fort of Douaumont, a site that encapsulates the dramatic narrative of the Battle of Verdun WW1. This important fort was captured by enemy forces in February 1916 and only regained by French troops in October of the same year. It symbolizes the intense struggles and resilience displayed during this historic battle.

Walking through the corridors and chambers of the Fort of Douaumont, you’ll be transported to a pivotal moment in history when soldiers from different nations fought fiercely for control of this strategic stronghold. It’s a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made during the Great War.

Verdun WW1 Douaumont Fort Underground Gallery

Lunch Break in Verdun's city center

As we arrive through the city center, you’ll be greeted by the tranquil and picturesque setting along the Meuse River. Verdun’s charm is further accentuated by its Quai de Londres, a large pedestrian area by the canalized river. This bustling thoroughfare is lined with shops, bars, and restaurants, offering a delightful mix of local flavors and experiences. Here, you can enjoy a meal at one of the riverside restaurants, where the views of the Meuse add a serene backdrop to your lunch experience.

Verdun Meuse channel

Verdun Citadelle

Discover history like never before at the Citadelle of Verdun, where augmented reality (AR) brings the past to life. This immersive tour vividly recreates the experiences of 4 World War I French soldiers on a break from the front.

Your journey through the Citadelle will take you on a ride through its extensive network of underground tunnels. Here, the blend of historical narrative and AR creates a captivating environment, allowing you to witness the unfolding of historical events in a dynamic way.

Verdun WW1 Citadelle VR Tour

Verdun WW1 Tour Details

Cancellation / Reimbursement Policy

Emails will be treated in Paris timezone. Reimbursement fees per booking:
Up to 7 days: full refund
Up to 48 hours: 80% refund
Less than 48 hours: no refund

Trains from Paris are easy to catch (tickets not included)

If you are staying in Verdun, we start at 9:30 am. If you are staying in Reims, we leave 8 am. If you are staying in Paris (train not included), take the train TGV INOUI 2407 from Paris-Est station at 7:58 am to Meuse station where I'll pick you up at 9:05 am (and back 7:02 pm with train TGV INOUI 2680 from Reims where I'll drop you off). Use Trainline to book in advance. Be sure to leave your hotel in Paris early, with enough time to find your train platform at PARIS EST.

Pick-up and drop-off

Pick-up and drop-off included in a hotel/Airbnb 30 minutes from Reims. If your hotel is outside that range, up to 1 hour, a fee of 100€ will be added.

Lunch

Lunch is not included. I'll suggest good restaurants that fit what you're looking for, and give you around 1 hour and a half for a lunch break.

Handicap

The van is big and can fit a wheelchair in the back. Step stools are available to help boarding the van.

Children and Minors

Up to 4 minors (up to 17 yo) are welcomed per booking, but quantities of baby or children car seats are limited. Please advise on what you need by contacting us, and we can discuss options.

What to wear

Verdun is hot in the Summer and cold, rainy and windy in the Winter. Please look up the weather forecasts. Cellar cave temperatures are always 50F/10C, so bring a coat during the Summer. Umbrellas and blankets are available if needed.

Languages

I speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, so I can use any of these to give explanations. But the tours at the Champagne Houses are generally in English. If you really want a Champagne House tour in another language, please contact me in advance to check the availability.

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