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A slice of the western front

Two words: Google Maps. Found this open air “museum” (cause its apparentlynot really considered a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Magnus M
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Gran Municipality, Norway
Moving

These trenches have been preserved more or less as they were left in 1918. It takes your breath... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
vollyjudith
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Manchester
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La Main de Massiges, 51800 Massiges, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Two words: Google Maps. Found this open air “museum” (cause its apparentlynot really considered a museum) by simply tapping the location on Google Maps and following the GPS. GM decided to send us up the “back road” though, but on the way down we found...More

Thank Magnus M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These trenches have been preserved more or less as they were left in 1918. It takes your breath away to realise the conditions the soldiers had to endure. However much you read about the trenches, the actuality is so much more shocking to see what...More

Thank vollyjudith
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Kudos to the individuals who spend significant time keeping this record of history intact. The trenches seem to make up about a kilometer of the original French trenches. The facility made it very easy to understand the nightmare of the war. The sites are still...More

Thank oldbarney1
Reviewed 19 November 2017

It is the only place on the Western Front that's totally un sanitised, if the soldiers return today they would recognise the location as it has not changed. The nearest thing to time travel. A must if you are on the way or returning from...More

Thank peter n
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A place of history you have to see when travelling in the East. Much has been written about it. I can simply add that it will be a good experience for kids and teens. What is also an interesting fact is local archeologists keep digging...More

Thank Yannick M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Took a detour on the way to Verdun to see this place. Despite it being the most inaccessible and unsignposted spot you can imagine, it was truly worth the hassle of reaching it. We had the place to ourselves for a whole hour. Painstaking work...More

Thank Chris24804766
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This place has the most huge restored trench system ever, bigger than any other I've ever seen and restored to an incredible standard. This is closer to stepping back 100 years than anywhere else on the western front. Unmissable. You'll need transport though because it...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I've visited many battlefields and trench systems over the years but I've never seen anything quite like this. Extraordinary excavation - admirable dedication. Fascinating - and not a soul there. Like another reviewer, I worried a bit about the safety of the archaeology and the...More

Thank 292daink
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is just an amazing archaeological site. Only recently and painstakingly dug out it is without doubt the best ww1 site i have visited, if you want an appreciation of what so many young people had to endure. The site on a little knoll was...More

Thank PedalsMoving
Reviewed 9 May 2016

a terrific and thought provoking Historic site. I worry a bit about the archeaology and lack of security but it is well worth a visit. Directions are a bit 'casual' but follow the hand written 1914-18's and you'll find it. It does give some idea...More

Thank Kevin M
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Response from dianne m | Reviewed this property |
Free access as above, disabled people would not be able to access most of the site, indeed I would say a good level of fitness some decent footwear and good weather is required for a successful visit.
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