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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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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's hard to believe so many lost their lives fighting here. The entire area just has this calmness to it. Makes me think all those who perished here are resting peacefully but watching over the land, almost like they're still guarding it. We took the train from Paris Gare de Nord and arrived in Arras about an hour later. The... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A must visit as my father fought here with the Cameron Highlanders in 1917 and 1918.The Canadian Memorial is outstanding and well maintained. We were very fortunate to visit on remembrance Sunday 2014. The Canadian military services were well represented with a piper in full Scottish highland regalia.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a Canadian, I fell compelled to visit the memorial for a second time. This time, I came as part of an organized tour. The guide help us understand much more about the memorial and also about the battle that it memorializes. The setting is spectacular, the memorial remarkable, and the emotional impact quite dramatic. The Visitors Centre, in contrast,... More

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Arrive by taxi from Arras 25 euros with tip from the train station. Information centre has young Canadian university students working there and can give you info on the site. The property was donated from France to Canada for the liberation of their country. Walking around the sidewalks and concrete bag trenches it gives the impression of what it must... More

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As Canadians we were very moved to be able to visit the Vimy Ridge Memorial where so Many young men lost their lives. It is a stunning monument and the surrounding area is also very impressive in its tranquility. The young men and women who are the parks interpreters are very knowledgeable and also are Canadians who are there for... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited the Vimy Ridge memorial in the company of some friends during a weekend break to Northern France. We drove to the venue stopping off first at the visitor centre which has a large, free car park, toilet facilities are also available here if you require them. The visitor centre sits in a little bit of Canada in Northern... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I visited Vimy Ridge in October 2014, this was my first time. I was amazed at how they had preserved everything from WW1. Being a Canadian traveling and away from home for a long time it was very nice to arrive here and it felt like home. From the way the park is set up to the parks Canada signs... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

No where have I seen such as stunning monument! The entire structure is beautiful and a wonderful tribute to the fallen Canadian soldiers. We did not plan enough time to see it all which I will always regret if I do not get another chance to visit there. There is so much more then the monument so see. Plan your... More

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