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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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The trenches have been reconstructed with concrete sandbags so you get a good idea of layout . You can't step on the surrounding grass so it is all very neat and tidy and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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St Albans
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The trenches have been reconstructed with concrete sandbags so you get a good idea of layout . You can't step on the surrounding grass so it is all very neat and tidy and the guides were efficient but tight o their time keeping looking continuously at their watches, there did not appear to be any groups after ours. The tunnel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Most impressive! The monument stands tall and proud. Must be seen at night as well as the day. The Canadian tour guides did an excellent job. The site, including the surrounding cemetery were well kept. An all around great experience. Je me souviens.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Hard to understand the amount of Canadian died here, but the impressive monument make it clear that this place suffered a lot in WW1. Go even just to make a tribute to the soliders

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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 helpful votes 7 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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34 helpful votes 34 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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152 helpful votes 152 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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