We were on a 7 day bike/barge trip through the Champagne countryside of France, and encountered this memorial halfway through our bike day near Chateau-Thierry. It was a warm sunny day mid afternoon when we took a break in the quiet of Belleau Wood....allowing us to rest but also remind us of those that had gone before us. This setting... 更多
The WWI Marine Memorial at Belleau Wood, near Chateau Thierry, offers a quiet respite from the towns and cities to reflect on the fierce fighting that went on in 1918 to push back German forces during their last major push on Paris. Located on the actual battle site, the shell holes are still spread across the site. A small site... 更多
In the woods of Belleau is a series of geocaches so we went there to search for them and the walk took us to some beautiful places we would not have seen otherwise.
While in Paris, my son who is a Marine, asked if I would mind skipping a day of museums and go to a very hallowed spot for all Marines. He wanted it for his birthday which was in a few days. I sighed and ordered a car to pick us up. This was one of the most beautiful spots I... 更多
travel to France once a year or so for work. had to make the trip one weekend and was well worth the LONG drive from Paris. hallowed ground brothers... hallowed ground. the feeling walking around the grounds is explainable, but if you go, you'll understand. They've done a great job with this memorial/monument.
My husband is a Marine, so this was high on his list of places he wanted to see in France. I was very impressed with the memorial and cemetery. It was virtually empty when we were there and very peaceful. We walked around for several hours. We had a car, so we drove there. I'm not sure how accessible it... 更多
We visited Belleau Woods following a visit to the American Cemetery. Visitors are permitted to walk in the woods where the actual fighting took place in 1918. Craters where bombs fell are all around. We were the only ones there when we visited. We had to take a taxi from the train station as we did not arrange for a... 更多
We went here with my Marine son-in-law and it was very inspirational and moving. To think that more Marines were killed here during this battle than in their whole history is overwhelming. The grounds are well cared for and you can still see trenches and foxholes. Drive around to the other side of the main monument/cemetery area to where the... 更多
Low key yet powerful monument to Marines who contributed significantly to establishing the battle standards by which all subsequent generations of Marines are judged and for whom France renamed of portion of its soil, "Bois de la Brigade de Marine". Allow at least 90 minutes to walk the grounds, appreciate the terrain, and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Then visit the... 更多