Two-Day Trip To Verdun
Monday, November 10 • 8:00 to Tuesday, November 11 • 21:00
The two-day trip to Verdun features one of the major battlefields of World War I, where AFS Ambulance Drivers worked diligently transporting the wounded. Sponsored by AFS Vivre Sans Frontière.
The AFS bus will leave Paris at 8am on Monday, November 10th, 2014. It will stop in the city of Reims which was destroyed during WWI. The group will visit the exhibition “Mourning and Memories of the Great War” in the Reims Archives Center and Reims city center and its beautiful and dramatic Cathedral. The group will then visit the “Trenches of the Hand” in Massiges before going to Nancy. In Nancy, the group will have some free time to discover the city and will enjoy a nice typical dinner there.
On November 11th, which is Armistice Day, the guides will bring the group to the World Peace Center in Verdun for an official reception which will be held in honor of AFS in the presence of regional and local councilors. A special exhibition of 14 panels relating the 100 years of AFS story and an AFS Ambulance from WWI and its owner, Georges King III, will exceptionally be there to greet the visitors. The trip will go on with the visits of the Verdun battlefields and the Ossuaire Museum for a very emotional moment. Participants will return to Paris at around 21.00 on November, 11th.
There are only 50 seats on this bus, so please register early to avoid disappointment.