55100, Douaumont,

Meuse, Grand EST


ossuary Welcome to the Douaumont's Ossuary

History of

The battle of Verdun, February 21, 1916-December 1916 , 300 days and 300 nights of terrifying, endless battles. 26 000 000 shells fired by artillery, namely, 6 shells per m2, millions of broken bodies, and about 300 000 French and German soldiers reported missing.

  • August 1920

    The first two headstones were sealed by Marshal Petain honorary president of the Ossuary Committee and Monsignior GINITSY.

  • September 1927

    Solemn transfer of 52 coffins representing the sectors of the Battle of Verdun from the provisional cemetery to the permanent one…

  • August 1932

    Official inauguration by the President of the Republic Albert LEBRUN, architects AZEMA, Grand Prix de Rome EDREI and Hardy, holders of diplomas from the government .

More about the monument
in the footsteps of our ancestors

The site ``Memorial of men`` allows you to rediscover an extract from the military notebook of a given soldier. You will thus get to know in which battle sector the soldier fell.It allows you to eventually find his military sepulture if he has one.

Memorial of men Graves

Testimonials What our visitors say

      Émotion exceptionnelle dans ce lieu de recueillement qui restitue parfaitement la gravité de l’evenement Chapelle magnifique et superbe vue sur le cimetiere et l’ensemble du champ de bataille de Verdun.

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      Très beau bâtiment, très impressionnant face à cet immense cimetiere Beaucoup d'émotion en voyant les ossements par les fenêtres sur le pourtour.

    thumb Michel M

      Emotion et recueillement devant un tel site ... grande reconnaissance envers ces soldats de tous pays venus là pour épauler les soldats Français . Respect envers tous ces soldats morts au combat . Lieu de grande quiétude .....

    thumb genevieve r

      Une visite pour le souvenir avec beaucoup d’émotion. Un site magnifiquement entretenu et très touchant.

    thumb ChrisKleber

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