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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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A truly moving experience

We were somewhat concerned about how we would get from Paris to Vimy Ridge. Our apprehension was not justified. We left the Gard du Nord and within an hour we were in Aras. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were somewhat concerned about how we would get from Paris to Vimy Ridge. Our apprehension was not justified. We left the Gard du Nord and within an hour we were in Aras. It was there that we met Bruno Lecuyer, a taxi driver par excellence who took us to the memorial. Bruno speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A friend and I decide to make the 3.5 hour journey from Amsterdam to go see the most famous and arguably important Canadian war memorial. It was well worth it. I was overcome with pride and sadness while walking around the monument and near by cemeteries. It was a reminder that all my problems are pale in comparison to those... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Spectacular location with amazing monument to fallen well done Canada. The museum is small but worth half an hour the trench tour which is free is a must see. The Canadian student guides are a great way of teaching visitors what happened and why this site means so much to Canada , well done Canadia in keeping this place as... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Perhaps one of the most memorable visits on a tour of the area. Enthusiastically introduced by young Canadians posted here from universities in Canada. The site gives the opportunity to view in close-up the nature and proximity of the trenches, the mining and other initiatives to which the front-line troops resorted to make progress. The dominating monument is a fitting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the most moving monuments for Canadians in Europe. It is a piece of France given in perpetuity to Canada. The young Canadians how conduct the tours are knowledgable and very interesting to speak with. The tunnel tour gives a very good insight to the day of the battle of Vimy. It is a beautiful monument.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We first visited the trenches and had the battle explained in terms of tactics and the imagery painted by the Canadian guide was stunning. How dreadful this battle must have been, the land is still scarred and full of unexploded ordinance. The memorial is just up the hill and is like a shining beacon in lime stone glittering I the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I understand every previous comment from the Canadian reviewers, however, you do not have to be Canadian to appreciate this whole memorial site. It is spectacular and a beautiful tribute to the fallen. A tour of the Cemeteries - which are pristine and so well kept & cared for by the War Graves Commission - shows how many others fought... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been to Vimy a couple of times over the years, and seen how the place has changed. On a positive note, the newish visitor's centre is interesting and informative. Unfortunately the tunnel tour was much shorter than previously due to the large number of students visiting the site on the day we went. The guide told us over 500... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Vimy - 10 minute drive from Arras (25 euro cab ride, one way). Amazing memorial, lots to read on line if you want more info. Visited in May, easy access, lots of free parking, if you are physically able do the underground and trench tour - all free. A movie in the interpretative center is well done as too. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Every Canadian should endeavour to visit this most impressive Monument. A real tribute to our brave lads .

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