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Verdun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Verdun in Meuse

Visit Verdun: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: War memorials are the centre of most visits to Verdun, scene of some of the most terrible battles in the First World War, but don't overlook the cathedral and the citadel

Verdun is situated in the Meuse department and Grand-Est region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Verdun. For detailed visitor information see the Verdun travel guide.

. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Verdun, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Verdun in Grand-Est.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

In the upper town of Bar-le-Duc you can find good examples...

See Bar-le-Duc guide

Map of places to visit near Verdun


Markets in and near Verdun

Market days in Verdun: weekly market: Friday;

  • Verdun: market Friday (0km)
  • Saint-Mihiel: market Saturday (32km)
  • Piennes: market Thursday (33km)
  • Longuyon: market Friday (35km)
  • Jarny: market Saturday (36km)
  • Sainte-Menehould: market Monday (37km)
  • Stenay: market Friday (40km)
  • Homecourt: market Sunday all day (44km)
  • Joeuf: market Friday (45km)
  • Bar-le-Duc: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (46km)

More information about Verdun, Lorraine

Tourist attractions near Verdun, France

What to do at Verdun? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Verdun.

Heritage sites

  • Longwy ville neuve (Vauban fortifications) (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de la Reine (50km)
  • Lac de Bairon (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Beaulieu-en-Argonne (27km)

Geography and distances

Verdun is in the north-east of France at 46 kilometres from Bar-le-Duc, the department capital (general information: Verdun is 224 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Verdun

Canton: Verdun

Arrondissement: Verdun

Department: Meuse

Region: Lorraine

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 55100

Distance to Verdun

from Bar-le-Duc (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 224 km

from Calais: 321 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 660 km

from Strasbourg: 184 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Verdun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleray, Belleville-sur-Meuse, Belrupt-en-Verdunois, Bras-sur-Meuse, Charny-sur-Meuse, Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Haudainville and Thierville-sur-Meuse.

This page in French: Visiter Verdun

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