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In northern France lies the town of Verdun. Although originally settled by the Gauls before the Roman empire, the city will alway in inextricably linked to the first World War. Several battlefield from the war are nearby with many monuments and exhibits built in remembrance. While the city was virtually destroyed in 1914 in the Battle of Marne, many of the city's ancient buildings survived the onslaught. Some of the historical buildings that can be found within the city include the Verdun Cathedral and the Citadel which dates back to the time of Henry the IV. Whether you've come to experience the town's ancient history or its more recent past, stay in the comfort of a Hotels.com hotel. With Hotels.com you can peruse Verdun hotels ranging from one to five stars so you can find the proper accommodations regardless of your budget.
What's Verdun Like?
The area around Verdun is surrounded by battlefields and historical sights pertaining to the first World War. Fort Vaux, which was built in 1880 and fortified in 1911 offers views overlooking the valley to the south and was the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the war between March and April of 1916. Monuments within the city serve as as reminders and memorials. The Victory Monument was built into the old Roman Walls a decade after the war ended while several memorials such as the Douamont Ossuary serve as a shrine to the 130,000 French and German soldiers who lost their lives. The nearby village of Fleury houses an excellent museum dedicated to the war. The Romanesque and Gothic style Verdun Cathedral still stands in the city. Though heavily damaged in the war, it has since been well reconstructed.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Verdun
Delicacies of the region include quiche lorraine, a pie with bacon, eggs, and cream as well as potee lorraine, a soup with pork, cabbage, and potatoes. Sponge cake, macarons, and waffles topped with jam and powdered sugar make for sweet dessert options. As you'd expect, French is Verdun's native tongue. Even if you're not a fluent speaker, locals are generally more helpful if you learn a few basic phrases to start conversations with. For as long as you marvel at the history of Verdun, rely on Hotels.com to help you find the right hotel. Online, Hotels.com offers high resolution photos of every hotel available as well as independent reviews from previous visitor. This way you're never disappointed when you check into your room. To make a reservation, visit Hotels.com online or download their free smartphone mobile app.