Romagne-sous-Montfaucon American Cemetery

Vue de tombes, Cimetière de Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
In addition to being the largest American cemetery in Europe, the Romagne-sous-Montfaucon Memorial is above all an impressive building. It's a site full of emotion, where you can discover the history of the Meuse-Argonne offensive of the First World War, and the men who gave their lives in the name of freedom.

The largest American cemetery in Europe

The largest number of American soldiers who died in Europe are buried in this American cemetery and memorial. On 53 hectares lay 14,246 fallen soldiers. Most of them lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in the First World War. Personal stories, photos, films, and interactive displays tell the story. Interpretive exhibits also reveal the critical importance of the offensive. Indeed, the First Army showed incredible courage to force the enemy to retreat at the end of intense fighting that lasted 47 days.

The graves of the American cemetery of Romagne sous Montfaucon
© Guillaume Ramon

Upon arrival, you will discover an immense group of tombstones organized in long regular rows. They extend from the central basin to the neo-Romanesque chapel that crowns the ridge. In addition, a magnificent bronze panel separates the foyer of the chapel from the interior, whose stained glass windows represent the insignia of American units. Finally, behind the altar, you can admire the flags of the principal Allied nations.

On each side of the chapel are beautiful memorial loggias, on which are the names of the missing soldiers.

Since 2016, the visitor center has been renovated and reopened.

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Address
Rue du Général Pershing
55110  Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Country France
Telephone 00 33 (0)3 29 85 14 18
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