In the cloister

The flame of memory

Ossuaire de Douaumont

Ossuaire de DouaumontThe cloister is 137 meters long, with the graves which represent the different geographic zones of the battle of Verdun and the shield where the flame of the memory burns on celebration days.

The graves cover the human remains of 130.000 unknown soldiers, where the family can come to meditate and pray for their dead men.

Each incised stones represents the name of a diceased soldier.