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Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
Phone Number: 03 21 50 68 68
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Every Canadian should visit

Truly moving experience. Every Canadian should go. Not only is the monument and views spectacular, but you can walk through trenches and tunnels used in WWI and visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Truly moving experience. Every Canadian should go. Not only is the monument and views spectacular, but you can walk through trenches and tunnels used in WWI and visit the Commonwealth cemetery on this historic property too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Having been to quite a few of the WW1 sites (on a self guided tour) this site was the best of them all. Built from limestone shipped in from (now) Croatia it is a most beautiful and sombre reminder of all that took place 100 years ago. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing WW1 memorials with fabulous views... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This site is well worth a visit as it contains an interesting visitor centre, a series of trenches faithfully recreated in their original positions, the battlefield - unlandscaped - where the trenches lie as well as the spectacular memorial to the Canadians who died taking the ridge.

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Loughborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fantastic memorial to the boys who died here. Memorial is still surrounded by craters form big guns long ago silenced. Lovely walks around the site and the visitor centre by the tunnels is well worth a visit

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Almaguin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A must see for all Canadians! The grounds are very well kept and the monument itself is very powerful. The tunnel tour is also very interesting.

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were on a tour visiting the battle sites that my grandfather participated in. We were awestruck and humbled by what Canada has done to commemorate the WW1 soldier. I was very moved to walk the grounds my grandfather had fought on and realize what a real hero he was. I never knew. The guides are a very good at... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

15/20 min drive from Arras centre toward Lens it's well signposted. A very humbling place really makes you think and contemplate. Memorial is something to behold, the visitor centre, tunnels and trenches are a short walk (10 mins) from the memorial through woods showing the bomb craters left after the conflict. You can drive if you want there are car... More 

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As a monument to all the Canadian War dead, this is superb, the position and the reverence make this a must visit if you are in the area. My one negative, the staff in the information centre seemed lacking in knowledge of other Canadian war cemeteries .

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When planning our trip to Europe, our son (18) suggested we visit Vimy. As a proud Canadian and one who is even prouder of our ancestors that fought for our country, we jumped at the chance. We stayed in Arras (about 1hour north of Paris by train) and the local tourist chamber at city hall called a person to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a must-do for any Canadian who is visiting the area. We very easily took a train from Paris (Gare du Nord) to Arras, then rented a car for the day. The tunnel/trench tour was fantastic. The memorial is poignant but beautiful. You truly cannot fully appreciate the magnitude of the battle until you see the landscape and visit... More 

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