Fort de Douaumont

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55100 Douaumont France, Verdun, France

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Fort Douaumont and Fort de Vaux- Going back in time Aug 06, 2012
FORT DOUAUMONT is one of the many sights to see on top of a hill by the city of Verdun. This fort has an audio/video I-pod tour at no extra charge. I found this feature really helpful because it narrated your walk through the old casemates, corridors, and really helped understand what had happened here. I think it took about 1 1/2 hours to listen to everything and really look at every room inside the fort. Everything looks very original and there are stalactites forming on the ceilings from moisture.

I really enjoyed the tour of the inside, not only because it had been raining when we walked in. When we got out we explored the outside, which is free if you just want to see that.

You can buy tickets for both Fort de Douaumont and Fort de Vaux, which is only 6.50 Euro, not a bad deal considering the free Ipod tour at Douaumont.

I would recommend to definitely put this on your list if you visit Verdun. It would be a shame not to.

FORT VAUX:

After trying to find a street address for Fort de Vaux I decided it was smarter to combine my reviews.

Fort Vaux is smaller and they don't have a fancy tour like Fort Douaumont. It's still worth the visit if you already paid for both places. If you didn't, I'd say skip it and visit some of the outside memorials instead.
Sign by the entrance to the museum
Inside the Fort
Casemate with bunk beds fitting fo…
This underground road was used to …
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