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Vimy Memorial

Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is an impressive memorial, and very interesting for older children. The site is large, with multiple parkings. The monument dominates the site, but you should not forget the bronze map near the toilets, with the battle lines. The best part is a guided tour in the tunnels, every hour on the hour. You need free tickets from the interesting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

On our tour itinerary, it was written “Every Canadian ought to visit at least once”. It is considered Canada’s coming of age coming from under the shadow of Britain. But with Canada’s winning at the Ridge, it came at a huge human loss. Our visit was conducted by a Canadian student. The students have a four month contract. What a... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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