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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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Address: Compiegne, France
Phone Number: 0344851418
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Description: This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement...
This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.
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Glad we visited but too early to get in museum

The location of the museum is beautiful and tucked in the woods as we all know from our history books but so special to be standing right where it happened. Unfortunately we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The location of the museum is beautiful and tucked in the woods as we all know from our history books but so special to be standing right where it happened. Unfortunately we were too early to get inside the small museum but the grounds tell a lot about the signing. There are also small monuments to other battles the French... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this place while on holiday in France and it was a great experience, weird to think we were standing in the same place as Marshall Foch, Hitler, Goering etc a very weird feeling indeed. Plenty to see and do inside and out and very educational.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited here knowing nothing about it and wanting to avoid museums in the town . There was lots of shade from the trees and so exciting to come to the clearing where Armistice was was signed. The chance to view the railway carriage and many photographic slides , paintings , uniforms. All adults and children were captivated . I... More 

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Brit in France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a small a museum, with lots of contemporary (1914-18) 3D photos, some of which are very galling. Standing outside the armistice and imagining the generals, etc, parlaying is interesting. What interested me the most was the "dishonourable" part, when the Wagon was used to sign an Armistice in June 1940. A lot of the museum is devoted to... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

You can't go to Compiegne and not visit the clairiere de l'Armistice. Situated in a tranquil and beautiful setting in the forest a short drive away from the town, see where the Armistice was signed. Great for those who love History.

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This museum is small but very interesting. Worth the visit for a couple of hours. It's a hidden little jem.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Well laid out with interesting artifacts and pictures - very good 3D picture viewers showing contemporary photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away, this was the place that gave us the right mix of history / compassion and information. The children understood it and the use of video to help explain meant they completely understood the historical important of the site. My 12 yr old was stunned that we were walking the same place that Hitler had been, made him realise... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I found this museum whilst searching on Trip Advisor and we decided to visit. It is a very thought provoking place and the museum building with the train carriage and all the artefacts is very interesting. It is well signposted off the main road and plenty of free parking. There are no refreshments available. If you are interested in WW1... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The place where Germany surrendered at the end of WW1 and France surrendered in May 1940. So no questions here about authenticity of the location. And what's more, here you can see the train wagon in which both in 1918 and 1940 those surrenders took place. The train is in the small museum. And a lot smaller, but maybe not... More 

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Address: Address: Compiegne, France
Phone Number: 0344851418
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Picardy  >  Oise  >  Compiegne

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