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Arriving -- Two trains arrive daily from Paris’s Gare de l’Est; you’ll have to change at Châlons-en-Champagne. Several daily trains also arrive from Metz, after a change at Conflans. The one-way fare from Paris is 22€ to 50€; from Metz, it’s 16€. For train information and schedules, see www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.). Driving is easy; Verdun is several miles north of the Paris-Strasbourg autoroute (A4).

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is on place de la Nation (www.verdun-tourisme.com; tel. 03-29-84-14-18). It’s closed on bank holidays.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.