55100, Douaumont,

Meuse, Grand EST

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ossuary Welcome to the Douamont's Ossuary

History of
Ossuary

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

      Visite de la tour, du premier étage et découverte du film. Déchirant ! À faire même sans être un grand "passionné".

    thumb sebastien102019
    3/15/2019

      Tout simplement respect. Respect pour tout ses morts,ne pas oublier ses douleurs, ses vies, cela prends les tripes. Avec en plus à midi le gla du bourdon. Brrr

    thumb liloumirka
    3/10/2019

      Lieu à visiter pour honorer tous ceux qui sont tombés pour obtenir la paix.Beaucoup d'émotion et de respect.

    thumb fred172533
    3/05/2019

      L’ossuaire est restauré à neuf c’est un lieu culte de la grande bataille de Verdun centre mondial de la paix c’est aussi une visite incontournable un respect de toutes ces personnes qui sont tombées sous les feux de la grande guerre

    thumb Deuns54
    3/03/2019

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