Rendez-vous to visit the Monument for Victory and the soldiers of Verdun
The monument was completed and inaugurated in 1929 in the town centre. It has 73 steps leading to a crypt containing registers bearing the names of those soldiers who were awarded the Verdun Medal. A statue of a medieval armour-clad warrior, with his hands resting on his great sword and gazing out to the east, is at the top of the 30 metre column.
On 1st November each year, the Eternal Flame is brought here from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in a commemorative ceremony at the Victory Monument. Part of the official Armistice Day services, this ceremony also includes the symbolic choice of the Unknown Soldier, whose body was taken from Verdun Citadel on 10th November 1920. From the monument itself there are splendid views over the town.