WWI sites in France

Please recommend WWI sites/towns in France.

Thank you.

Posted by nancy
27 posts

The American cemetery at Meuse-Argonne is amazingly beautiful. Largest of our cemeteries in Europe. On the day we visited last August there were about three other people there. You will not believe how beautifully maintained and stately it is. It is remote but well worth visiting.

Posted by MC-Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland
826 posts

The Somme has many of the memorials for the British, Canadians, South Africans etc centered on Amiens. Alex is right about Verdun, that was the centre of the French sector of the Western Front. It depends on which bits you are interested, but for the Western Front it will be France, stretching into Belgium.

Posted by Wil
IJzendijke, The Netherlands
667 posts

Besides what is already mentioned:

-Meaux, Musée de la Grande Guerre
-Paris, Musée de l’Armée Invalides with a WWI section
-North of Amiens - river Somme - many smaller and larger places like Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Beaumont Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial.
-Arras, Musée and Memorial de Notre-Dame de Lorette.
-Albert, Musée Somme 1916, never visited it but seems interesting.

In Belgium is Ypres and surrounding places to consider.

Posted by Gerard
42 posts

The museum in Albert is certainly worth seeing. If you Google Circuit of Remembrance you can find a download of a driving tour of sights in the Somme.

Posted by Pepita
Florida, United States
119 posts

Thank you. I am enjoying looking at all of these options.