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Vimy Memorial

Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
03 21 50 68 68
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Vimy
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were amazed at what a fantastic memorial this was. The main memorial is breathtaking with terrifice views over the surrounding countryside. There is also an area where the trenches have been "preserved", this gives a far more realistic idea of what it was really like to be on the front line. Well worth visiting

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ontario
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11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Vimy Ridge was one of the most rewarding experiences of a great trip to Europe. We were pretty much the only visitors at the time of our trip and the tour was tailored to my two boys by two nice Canadian University students that serve as guides at Vimy. It is just overwhelming the sacrifice and courage... More

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vancouver,bc
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the trenches and have a tour check in at the Visitor Centre first. We arrived about 10:10 and got the last tickets for the 12:00 tour. We went to see the memorial and returned for the tour. As Canadians we were very moved by the memorial and found the trench tour informative. we are glad... More

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Launceston, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A combination of a visually striking structure & the sacrifice & horrors of the reality of WW1. Our guide was able to provide the background of the incredible actions by Canadian soldiers in WW1 to which this memorial stands tribute. Require several hours to absorb the enormity of the history. Although an important site, it gets very busy in peak... More

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UK
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16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

amazing insight into the WW1 battlefield but it had a rather unreal somewhat sanitised feel to it. The Canadian student volunteers here did a good job but rather annoyingly we were passed from one guide to the next for the guided tour and each one seemed to have the same questions to ask and information to impart. It is definitely... More

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Locks Heath
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As someone who knows nothing about WW1 I can't say I was looking forward to the trip to Vimy which was really for my husband's benefit. But the site was a revelation. The guide really brought the history to life and the tour of the tunnels - especially when they turned the lights off so you could appreciate how they... More

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Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Just visited the Vimy Memorial with my family. The monument is very humbling and it was a moving experience knowing the craters and trenches are preserved from when my grandfather fought in 1917. Very easy to get our hotel to call for a taxi, the driver gave us a card (with a Canadian flag on the back!) and the staff... More

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Ontario
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As a Canadian, it was an honor to visit this site to give a great deal of perspetive of all soldiers involved in the battle of Vimy Ridge. The tour of the tunnels and the trenches was great. Our family enjoyed the tour and all of the grounds. Everyone should visit this site if they get a chance. The drive... More

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Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The memorial can be seen for miles as a white beacon, resembling a pillar of an ancient ruin of Athens. When you get up close, it is much more beautiful; the figures on the memorial are a clear view of mourning families. There are hundreds of names inscribed along the side of the memorial; you can walk down the marble... More

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Wales
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

You can’t fail to be impressed by the two massive pylons at the Vimy Ridge Memorial. They really are imposing and the detail of the statues is superb. Photos on the internet etc. do not do the memorial justice. It has to be seen. Down the road from the memorial is the visitor centre. There is an informative display on... More

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