2 days in Verdun, Douaumont & Varennes-en-Argonne Itinerary

2 days in Verdun, Douaumont & Varennes-en-Argonne Itinerary

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Verdun
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Douaumont
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Verdun

The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trench of the Bayonets, Douaumont Ossuary and Verdun Memorial. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Trench of the Bayonets, then take an in-depth tour of Verdun Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Fleury-devant-Douaumont, and finally contemplate the long history of Douaumont Ossuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Verdun trip planner.

Vesoul to Verdun is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. June in Verdun sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Douaumont.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Douaumont

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You've now added Village Detruit de Bezonvaux to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Douaumont trip maker tool.

Douaumont is very close to Verdun. In June, daytime highs in Douaumont are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Varennes-en-Argonne.

Things to do in Douaumont

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Varennes-en-Argonne

Varennes-en-Argonne or simply Varennes is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.GeographyVarennes-en-Argonne lies on the river Aire to the northeast of Sainte-Menehould, near Verdun.HistoryIt was the scene of the Flight to Varennes: In June 1791 Louis XVI, with his immediate family, made a dash for the nearest friendly border, that of the Austrian Netherlands in modern Belgium (Queen Marie-Antoinette being a sister to the Austrian emperor, Leopold II). Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial and then witness the site of a historic battle at La Tranchee de Chattancourt.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Varennes-en-Argonne route planner.

Traveling by car from Douaumont to Varennes-en-Argonne takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Varennes-en-Argonne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varennes-en-Argonne

Historic Sites

Side Trips