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Verdun during the holidays

Discover the events taking place in Verdun during the festive season! Christmas concert, theatre, conference... there is something for everyone at the Verdun Memorial.

In Verdun, the historical sites are open during the holidays. Many events are organised at the Verdun Memorial – Battlefield.

Tuesday 22 December at 6pm: Lecture by Victor Claass

A lecture by Victor Claass, doctor in art history at Sorbonne University and scientific coordinator at the National Institute of Art History. He looks at the career and aesthetic aspirations of the painter, engraver and illustrator Franz Marc. The latter, who died near Verdun in March 1916, is one of the most famous representatives of German avant-gardism of the early 20th century.

The conference is free and takes place in the Auditorium of the Verdun Memorial.

Sunday 18 December at 3pm: Christmas at the Front Concert

The programme includes mainly German, English and French works for voice, viola and harmonium. The celebration of Christmas during the First World War provided a contrast to the violence of the conflict. The event is a festive occasion, but above all one of remembrance.

German soldiers around a Christmas tree, in one of the German-occupied villages of the Hauts de Meuse, 25 December 1914. Photograph. Private collection. Rights reserved. Verdun Memorial.

The concert costs €5 per adult, and is free for members and children under 16. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made via the online form.

Thursday 29 December at 2.30pm and 4pm: Les Mémorielles

We dive into the history of the forts of Douaumont and Vaux through these two plays. On the agenda: emotions, historical facts as well as the testimonies of those who lived through hell. We relive the most exciting moments of 1916 through these performances.

At 2.30 pm, Meshugas will be performed, and at 4 pm, Pour un ruban, with Franck Lemaire, Fabrice Colombero, Olivier Piechaczyk and Nicolas Marty. The shows will take place in the Auditorium of the Verdun Memorial. Prices: €10 per adult, €5 for 8-16 year olds, free for members. Reservations are required via the online form.

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Mémorial de Verdun 1, avenue du Corps européen
55101 Verdun
Country France
Telephone +33 (0)3 29 88 19 16
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