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About Verdun

The largest city in north-eastern France's Meuse region, Verdun sits within verdant countryside. Synonymous with one of the longest and most notorious battles of the First World War, the region has long drawn history buffs looking to visit battlefields and memorials. Accommodation options range from simple B&Bs to indulgent châteaux-turned-hotels — our pick of the best places to stay in Verdun is the latter.

Delve into the town’s First World War history at the Verdun Memorial and Museum, which commemorates the 700,000 soldiers who lost their lives during the conflict in 1916. Guided tours of the Verdun Battlefields are not to be missed, and include the destroyed village of Fleury, the Trench of Bayonets and the Fort Douaumont. The Underground Citadel of Verdun, built in the 17th Century and used as a refuge during the Battle of Verdun, now offers excellent tours. Back in town, pause for a moment of reflection at the victory memorial on the Place de la Liberation.

Other intriguing attractions are the Carrefour des Maréchaux, the Cathedral Notre-Dame, and the remains of the ancient gateways which once studded Verdun’s ramparts. Outdoorsy visitors will enjoy strolling along the Meuse River or cycling, hiking and horse riding through the picturesque countryside. Day trips to Reims are wonderful, as are leisurely afternoons of fishing on the river. Round off big days of exploring with refreshing pool swims and sundowners at one of the best places to stay in Verdun.

The Best Places to Stay in Verdun

For a Château Escape

  • Hostellerie du Château des Monthairons has been transformed into a 25-room hotel with classic interiors featuring four-poster beds, turreted windows and pretty floral wallpapers. Well-placed for visiting the memorials of Verdun, this rural spot also has its own tennis courts, gourmet restaurant and spa. Keen anglers will also love the location.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle and hop aboard the TGV from Paris to Verdun, changing at Reims. Alternatively, fly to Luxembourg Airport and take the train via Metz from there.
  • Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for the warmest weather (peaking at around 25°C). April-May and October tend to be quieter and cooler.



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Best Hotels in Verdun

  • Hostellerie du Château des Monthairons Verdun 25 rooms from £95

    Sights nearby  -  Verdun and other WWI memorials closeby, trips organised by hotel
    Fishing  -  In the Meuse, fly-fishing introductions offered by the hotel
    Restaurant  -  Gourmet French cuisine
    Tennis  -  On the premises
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Gloriously traditional and historic château hotel. Rooms are classic in style some with four poster beds. Come to try out fly-fishing on the Meuse or take a trip to the WWI memorials at Verdun and beyond. Have a quick game of tennis, and a relax in the spa before heading to the gourmet restaurant. See More

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