October 17 - 21, 2018
After consultation it has been decided in order to make the Recce/tour of Verdun more affordable and more practical to reduce it to 4 days on the ground.
17th- travel to Verdun meeting at the hotel in the evening
18th- Argonne Vauquois, American offensive; Sergeant York, the lost battalion, US cemetery.
19th-20th- Verdun.Left and Right banks; including but not only: Mort Homme, cote 304, Douaumont, Vaux, Souville, trench of bayonets, ossuary, Memorial Museum, fort de la Falouse, Citadelle,Voie Sacree.
21st- In the Morning, Maginot line, visit to Hackenberg Fort. After lunch departure for a late afternoon ferry, back to UK.
The B&B hotel has a view on the battlefield, it was recently modernised with a bar and an affordable breakfast. Rooms should be at 40/50 euros a night. Single or Double. Several restaurants can be found nearby or in the heart of the city itself.
Bookings will be made individually by all participating members. The cancellation dead line is 7pm on day of arrival if you have guaranteed your reservation with a card otherwise it is a no show, no penalties.
The tour will be self- driving unless we manage to have a coach at a reasonable price.
We would be grateful if interested, you mention any stand you would like to take, and email us at the following address
Organiser: Francois Wicart
Organiser: Simon Worrall