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La Main de Massiges

La Main de Massiges, 51800 Massiges, France
+33 6 67 13 41 58
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Awe inspiring

It is the only place on the Western Front that's totally un sanitised, if the soldiers return today... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
peter n
Kinda Cool to see

A place of history you have to see when travelling in the East. Much has been written about it. I... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Yannick M
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Gisors, France
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“guided tour” (2 reviews)
“trenches” (10 reviews)
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La Main de Massiges, 51800 Massiges, France
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Reviewed November 19, 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

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Reviewed September 6, 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

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Reviewed August 6, 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

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Reviewed July 7, 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 September 18, 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

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Reviewed August 14, 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
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Reviewed May 9, 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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Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Like previous readers mentioned, it is not easy to find with little signage. It was worth the effort to get there. Amazingly no one else was anywhere around. Walking through the trenches where the troops lived was a bit eerie. The hospital set up was...More

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a work in progress and is being excavated by a local group. These are real trenches exactly as they found them and are most evocative and moving. Its name derives from its appearance from above which looks like a hand. You are free...More

Thank Robin C
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Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Gives a terrifying good impression of what it must have been like to live in the trenches. You walk around the artifacts instead of just seeing them behind glass. It is hard to find - we came from the north eastern side and there were...More

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Deonaw05
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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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