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Verdun
Basic price from
£249
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Equity School travel to Verdun

School Trips to Verdun

At the heart of the trench warfare which typified World War One, Verdun remains an area scarred by war - a landscape of trenches, cemeteries, artillery, forts and battlefields. A poignant reminder of the hundreds of thousands of men from both sides who experienced untold horrors and gave their lives for their countries, Verdun was home to one of the Great War’s bloodiest and most intense battles, and a precursor to the fabled Battle of the Somme.

Visit the ruins of villages and towns destroyed by artillery shells. Take a guided tour through the forest where once lay trenches and where the cratered soil entombs the remains of countless combatants. Climb the Ossuary for panoramic views over the countryside. Pay your respects at France’s largest military cemetery from World War One and understand the sheer scale of human loss in visual terms.

Explore the underground tunnels of the Citadel, or dormitories and officer’s quarters of Fort Douaumont to experience the conditions of everyday life for an average soldier in the garrison. See the remains of armaments, fortifications and the ammunition used to cause such widespread destruction. Consider the sacrifices made to maintain French control over Verdun.

Four and a half hours from Calais, Verdun is easily accessible from the UK.

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>

 

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Excursions

Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your trip to Verdun - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Verdun

Guild of Battlefield Guided Tour

Listen to the vivid stories told by your guide as you tour an area that was devastated more than most in 1916. After intense fighting, this ‘Zone Rouge’ was in such bad shape that the destroyed villages were never rebuilt.

Bayonet Trench Memorial

This memorial recognises the site one of the most horrific war scenes in WWI, where dozens of bayonets were found in the ground and underneath each rifle a French soldier was discovered.

The Chatel Gate

During the longest battle of WWI, much of the city of Verdun was destroyed, yet the Chatel Gate remained standing. Verdun’s oldest gate, it dates back to the 13th century and is the only remaining piece of the city’s medieval walls.

The Ossuary (Ossuary of Douaumont)

A mausoleum for the Battle of Verdun’s unidentified soldiers, this building’s pink granite tombs contain the remains of those who died. Watch the film, ‘Verdun, the men of mud’ and climb the tower for a view across the battlefields.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

Verdun Accommodation

Verdun Accommodation - Hotel Ibis Budget Verdun

Hotel Ibis Budget Verdun

  • Tourist information desk
  • Modern rooms

A budget friendly hotel that offers good facilities and is close to the centre of Verdun for groups on an educational school trip.

Location: A 5 minute drive to the centre of Verdun and only a 5 minute walk to the closest restaurant.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Some rooms have bunk beds.

Accommodation: Up to 3 beds in each room, all are en-suite.

Meals: Buffet breakfast.

Verdun Accommodation - Hôtel Le Privilège

Hôtel Le Privilège

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Short drive to Verdun

A quaint hotel in a great location close to the centre of Verdun offering standard rooms for school groups.

Location: A 4 hour drive from Calais/Paris and a 5 minute drive to the centre of Verdun.

Facilities: Basic hotel with restaurant, Wi-Fi, bar, meeting room and terrace.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available, all en-suite.

Meals: Buffet breakfast and dinner (buffet or a la carte) available.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

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Recommended Educational Trips to Verdun

Equity can recommend Verdun for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.