Romagne 14-18
Romagne 14-18
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Patrick W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a wonderful little museum located just a few minutes away from Meuse Argonne Cemetery. The host is an entertaining and passionate Dutchman who has created this museum from artifacts that he has found exploring only 5km around his village. The museum is well laid out with numerous artifacts and reconstructed dug outs an bunkers. The best part of this museum is that you're allowed to touch anything as well and some of the items (like a worn French Adrian helmet with a single bullet hole in it) are really powerful visuals.
Written 8 November 2022
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CPaM68
Texas672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Romagne 14-18 Museum is a unique combination of both a museum and cafe/bar. We stopped here for lunch on our day-trip out of Paris to tour the WWI battlefields and monuments. After we had ordered Jean-Paul De Vries, the owner, came over to our table and visited with our group about how he starting the business and museum. Although he was born and raised in Belgium (which is not far), his parents frequently visited the area as he was growing up. He said as a young boy he wandered around the hillsides finding and saving items and artifacts connected to WWI battles that had been fought in the area. They were everywhere. As an adult, he has made it his life's work to try and preserve those items left behind from the war. Eventually, his huge private collection was turned into a museum. He still goes out regularly searching for more artifacts. Jean-Paul had some stories about the area and WWI history that you will not find in a book. The cafe/museum is within walking distance of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, which is a must-see, so stop by and visit both if you are in the area.
Written 22 November 2019
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Barry J
131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Books and artifacts for sale in small cafe. Museum is surprisingly large and includes numerous artifacts from the First World War, found locally. Staff are fully immersed in their history. Food was OK but nothing special.
Written 24 September 2019
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julaHolland
holland166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very interesting small museum. The volunteer at work was very well informed. Originally Dutch speaker, nice for Dutch people.
Almost unbelievable that even today these remnants of WW1 are found in the fields.
The cafeteria of the museum is nice for a drink or more.
Written 18 August 2019
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LKotsonas
Edina, MN145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I can't recommend this place highly enough. Jean-Paul has been gathering artifacts left in the fields and woods in the area for decades. He's thoughtfully arranged these in a small museum. We took a morning tour of WW1 battlefields and the nearby American cemetery with Jean-Paul--he is an EXPERT and a wonderful storyteller. They also have a nice café for a quick bite with a nice selection of beers.
Written 2 May 2019
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fxflinn
Quechee, VT8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Jean Paul De Vries has spent the past three decades finding artifacts from the Meuse-Argonne battlefields which extend for tens of miles in every direction from Romagna. He mounts them in haunting manner, such as the waterfall or avalanche of shovels, the skeletons of rifles racked up on a wall, the cases full of temporary grave registrations. The reproduction of trench life, field hospitals, communications offices are all done with pieces that have been given up from the fields during the past century.

There is also a great coffee and shop in front with various books and other items available. The day we visited they put out a few plates of meats and cheeses to enjoy with the fine coffee and good beers we ordered.

Along with 5 other members of my family tracing my grandfather's steps during WWI, this stop turned out to be one we all kept returning to in conversation. You will as well. Don't miss it.
Written 23 March 2019
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Helen B
Pittsburgh, PA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you are touring the monuments and cemeteries of the Meuse-Argonne, do this first. The owner, Jean Paul, has made it his life's work to collect and preserve items left behind from the war. He still goes out regularly to search for the remnants of the battles. They are all on display in a well thought out little museum. Jean Paul served us lunch and then took us through the museum. He shared history that you cannot find in a book. A definite must do!
Written 9 September 2018
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Elby D
Holland, PA130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The real value in seeing this museum is talking to the owner collector Jean Paul De Vries. He knows everything about the area. It is within walking distance of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. His barn is chock full of artifacts he has found from the war. We were visiting on Memorial Day. My wife's grandfather was shot (but survived fortunately) in the Meuse-Argonne offensive Sept 26, 1918.

Jean Paul was busy the day we visited, so we enlisted his aide Luke to show us where the 37th American Infantry division fought near Montfaucon. They have a small van for this purpose.

You can get a ham and cheese sandwich and drink at the cafe
Written 8 June 2018
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1815LK
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Business
I visited this museum as part of a business trip. We initially stopped for lunch at the cafe (which is part of the museum), which was great - plus, you get a lot for your money.

There were no other visitors, so we had the place to ourselves. We wandered around the museum after lunch, and were amazed at the objects on display. The museum is very different to most museums and visitor centres you see, and it is for this reason I am giving it such a high recommendation.

This isn't conventional in any way. You're not confronted with dozens on display boards, object labels, child-friendly, accessible-to-all type nonsense. The objects speak for themselves, which so many museums sadly fail to do now (IWM anyone?).

Please do see this hidden gem - it is truly wonderful, there are some very rare objects on display, and the owners are passionate. It really is how a museum should be.
Written 13 March 2018
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Doug W
Littleton, CO532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
This is the most interesting museum we visited on a personal tour of WWI battlefields in northern France - and maybe anywhere. And we visited many. Calling it a museum though does not give it justice - it is more a collection of war artifacts from the surrounding area that you can touch, pick up, etc. The owner gave us a personal tour of the place and told us how he collects them and the history of many items. We learned a lot of great war facts that we likely would not have otherwise learned. Best 5 Euros we spent on our whole trip!! Do not miss this if you are anywhere close!
Written 10 November 2017
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