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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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Address: Compiegne, France
Phone Number: 0344851418
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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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In a clearing tucked away in the peaceful Forest of Compiegne, it is a bit of a surprise to come upon this memorial. Here is the clearing in which the armistice that ended WW I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
53Shadrach
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a clearing tucked away in the peaceful Forest of Compiegne, it is a bit of a surprise to come upon this memorial. Here is the clearing in which the armistice that ended WW I was signed. In addition to a small museum, the highlight of which is a replica of the railway car in which the signing took place,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is not just the (replica) of the famous railway carriage where the armistice of WW I was signed with Germany in 1918 and the armistice after the German invasion of France in 1940 was signed with France. The museum holds extensive explanations of the history of the carriage and the events leading up to both signings. Stunning collection of... More 

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Thank IanBrussels
Turin, Italy
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The visit to the (copy) of the famous train wagon were both armistices (1918 France winner over Germany, 1940 Germany winner over France) were signed, was truly emotional .

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Thank franco r
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It si quite a way out of town. I biked and got a bit lost. Signposting is rather intermittent. I arrived too late to get into the museum which I believe houses the railway carriage involved, a pity (but I will return). The clearing is splendid and was especially so in the setting autumnal sun with the sun setting. There... More 

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Thank Geoff806
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Well worth a visit for the sheer amount of history that occured here,but the small museum is packed with stuff about both world wars,not least the carriage itself (well a replica)

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Thank Dukeking26
Newark upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Beautiful woods, very peaceful. Most interesting museum. Very friendly staff the commentary is in English and French. A very moving experience

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Thank Mary D
Redhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

There is not much to see in the Armistice clearing itself, although it is humbling to be in a place of such significance. However the museum is very interesting and packed full of information in the form of exhibitions, artefacts, displays. photographs, newspapers, documents, maps and written information. There is an English commentary telling the story of the railway carriage... More 

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Thank Annabellacottonsocks
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Place with great significance in both world wars. The tracks of the carts and the replica of the one where the armistice was signed.

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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

A nice site and some interesting history, not really worth the €5 to going in unless u really want to know about the backgroud and see the carriage (but there isnt a lot of english translation). Not one for kids but it looked like there may be some nice walks around, if we had explored a bit further...

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Have just returned from a four day break in the Compiegne area of France, and this was one of the attractions we visited. We literally saw a signpost for this place, and decided to have a little look, We had no previous information about the place, and were just intrigued to see a signpost, pointing into the forest. As previous... More 

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