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Vimy Memorial

Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I took my family to Vimy in the spring of 2011, as a day trip from Paris. The train from Paris Nord to Arras was around two hours, and we arrived around lunch. There are a few good restaurants near the station. We then took a cab ride to the guest centre at Vimy ridge, it was about 25 euros... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was without a doubt the highlight of our 2 days around Verdun and Arras . It is memorable on so many levels - the physicality of the area , the preserved trenches and tunnels, the unexplored mines, the sheer beauty of the monument, the story of the Canadian involvement in WW1 and it's impact on its nationality and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

a very informative site under Canadian supervison. Very poignant museum and surviving trench lines and tunnel network. The memorial is special and well worth a visit

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Arras, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This site is exceptional for its beauty and history. Even today, the grassy ground is pock-marked with the depressions of mine-craters, shell-holes and mounds from the massive artillery bombardment which the Canadians used before seizing Vimy Ridge. Because the ground is still full of unexploded mines and shells, visitors are warned not to stray from marked pathways. This is the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a fitting memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The monument itself is stunning and the grounds are well kept. The surrounding area is covered with craters from the heavy bombing during the war and is an unbelievable sight. The trenches don't give a true representation of what they would have been. The staff were very friendly... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Crossed the Euro Tunnel and drove straight to Sint- Juliaan Belgium to check out the Brooding Soldier which was a great warm up. After spending the bulk of the day in Ieper Belgium at the In Flanders Field Museum we made it to Vimy just at 5pm. The hostess was kind enough to rush us up to the last departing... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The reason for our visit here was because my father-in-law fought at Vimy Ridge. The sculpture is spectacular and contains the names of those who died at Vimy; the setting is peaceful and so well kept; and the preservation of the minefields only adds to the authenticity of the location. There is a small information center/museum with an excellent movie... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a must visit memorial to the Canadian soldiers, it is very striking, but can get very busy and parking can be a problem. The trenches nearby are also very interesting, they are more preserved than many others but the proximity of the British and the German lines brings home the stark nature of this conflict.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our trip to Vimy started in Paris with a short high speed train ride to Arras. From there we took a taxi to the memorial site. Upon arriving at the site we were overcome with the gravity of the location and the dire conditions experienced by the soldiers. The effort put into preserving the grounds and making this a must... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The whole site is quite big so you should reserve enough time to explore it. There are three key locations - the memorial, the visitor center with the trenches and the cemeteries, which are connected with footpaths and a local road. You cannot move freely around the ridge, since there is unexploded ammunition in some plots which are well indicated... More

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