How to get here

The Mémorial de Verdun stands in the heart of the “Exceptional Forest”, with the Douaumont Ossuary in the background. Photo: Jean-Luc Kaluzko, 2015. Le Mémorial au milieu de la forêt d’exception, avec l’ossuaire de Douaumont en arrière-plan. Photo : Jean-Luc Kaluzko, 2015.

The Verdun Memorial Museum stands in the heart of the “Exceptional Forest”, with the Douaumont Ossuary in the background. Photo: Jean-Luc Kaluzko, 2015.

The Memorial lies amid the network of hills around Verdun, in the middle of the “Exceptional Forest” between the town of Verdun and the Douaumont Ossuary. The museum was built on the site of the old railway station in the destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

Coming by car?

From Verdun:
Follow the signs to “Champ de Bataille Vaux-Douaumont”.

From Paris or Reims:
Take the A4 motorway and Exit 30, “Voie Sacrée”.

From Strasbourg or Metz:
Take the A4 motorway and Exit 31, “Verdun”.

Prefer to use public transport?

From Verdun town centre:

There is a shuttle service to the museum. Information available on the Ville de Verdun website.

From the Meuse-TGV (high-speed train) station
Meuse-Voie Sacrée station (TGV Est service), 25 km from Verdun. A shuttle service is available to the railway station in Verdun.

The Meuse-TGV high-speed train station is 1hr from Paris, 90 mins from Strasbourg and 5 hrs 15 mins from Bordeaux by the TGV Est européen service.

Prefer to book a taxi?

From the Meuse-TGV (high-speed train) station or Verdun town centre:

There are three main taxi companies in Verdun :