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Vimy Memorial

Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
Phone Number: 03 21 50 68 68
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Vimy
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Bath, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
5 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Somewhere In Wa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Vimy Memorial was our first stop on a drive around the Somme. The first thing we noticed were the mounds scattered over the countryside. It really hits you that you are right there where the soldiers were fighting. The memorial itself, with the views over the Somme and the names of the soldiers is incredibly moving. The tours conducted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One of the most interesting sites about WWI. Also, quite simply the most stunning of all the great War Memorials I've ever seen. It's scale is vast, and incredibly moving.

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