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Vimy Memorial

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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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Amazing is an understatement

The memorial is situated on top of be hill that is know as Vimy Ridge, an important battle for WW1 and Canadian history. The memorial itself is huge, and very beautiful. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The memorial is situated on top of be hill that is know as Vimy Ridge, an important battle for WW1 and Canadian history. The memorial itself is huge, and very beautiful. It is absolutely a must see for any Canadian in France.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

As a Canadian, I was proud to visit this monument. The sculpture is pretty impressive and picturesque, up on the top of the ridge. It's really interesting to see the trenches and pockmarked land around it. You can see how the German and Canadian trenches were so close to each other. Inside the visitor's center, there's a short film that... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A wonderful opportunity to pay our respects in this beautiful memorial park.....Excellent re-creation of the trenches, the tunnels and the horrors of the battles fought so bravely there.

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Oakville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was an amazing experience that all Canadians should experience. It was an $80 CND trip via train (Dec 2014) + $20.00 Euro taxi each way. The train leaves from Gare du Nord and travels to Arras. If you are there in December, you should ask the Taxi driver to drop you at the Christmas markets instead of the train... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's hard to express in words the emotions that this memorial stirs; Love, gratitude, commitment, honour, devotion, patriotism, tragedy, loss... Thank you for your sacrifice!

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Ipswich, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just *how* close were the trenches to each other...how deep the earth has been gouged by warfare...how two sides faced each other for nearly 3 years...what a dreadful sacrifice made by young men from around the world...and thank God that you were not one of them.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A heart breaking view of Canadian sacrifice. Very moving, emotional experience... We are so isolated back in Canada... every Canadian needs to visit here and Juno Beach and then maybe be able to accurately reflect on what is truly important in life and let the little things go.... WE Canadians should be very thankful that we live in the greatest... More 

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Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Every Canadian should visit. See and realise the sacrifice of the fellow Canadians 100 years ago. They were heroes and they were selfless and brave....

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

"In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses Row on row." It is heart-breaking to look out on the acres of crosses, to walk among them, to note the names and extreme youth of most of those buried here. Let us not forget the Moroccan soldiers' cemetery close by. They were the first to take Vimy Ridge but could... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have visited here many times. The Vimy memorial is simply breathtaking. It does get busy here, but if you can get here early, I would recommend it. There are no entry fees here. The visitor centre is very good, staffed by Canadian University students that volunteer to work here and other Canadian Memorial sites for a few months. They... More 

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