55100 Douaumont Country : France
Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Meuse
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Nine villages located in the "Red Zone" were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun, swept away in the devastating onslaught. Only a few traces remain, reminding visitors of the trades and businesses that once existed in these village communities. They were never rebuilt. They are ghost villages that "Died for France", a moving tribute kept alive in the chapels and memorials erected after the war. Free entrance.