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Clairiere de l'Armistice

Compiegne, France
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Compiegne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.
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Reims, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We saw the wagon which is a replica of the original one used for signing the armistice in 1918. This museum is full of interesting memorabilia pertaining to the first world war. The presentation of the story of the wagon is available in French, English and German. But all other information is mostly in French.

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worcestershire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very peaceful; and well run, set in a glade in the Compiegne forest. English voice over and leaflet,guided tour is in French. Well signposted off the main road to Compiegne

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Jamestown, null, Saint Helena
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 it seemed fitting to visit this historic site. A good couple of hours worth of entertainment and amazing to have visited this area of historic significance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We enjoyed the visit, and the history, disabled access is a bit uncomfortable to start as you enter via a wooded path. But it was level. The entrance to the museum was taking your life into your own hands, not the best disabled lift, but at last we got in! Exhibition was good.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited because my son wanted to see where WW1 had ended. We knew there wasn't much to see before we went and so were prepared for that. What we hadn't expected was that such a simple and basic site could be so atmospheric. It really felt as if you could feel the historic events that had taken place there.... More

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cheshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Peaceful, respectful and very moving. The photos in particular illustrate the effect of war on civilians as well as the combatants

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Goathland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very unusual museum in the 21st century, somewhere that doesn't sugarcoat or glorify what happened, nor does it put a spin on the events. It is simply a case of "this is what happened in 1918, this is what happened in 1940" and nothing more, which for a site of such international significance is quite refreshing. The... More

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Durham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very simple but beautifully done. I loved the slides which looked 3d and gave a wonderful view of what it was really like in the trenches. Well worth a trip.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

All the displays are in french however the replica train does have a english audio if you ask them for it

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Some of the most amazing stereo photos I have seen of the front line of WW1. There are many relics from WW1. While most of the signs and information is in French there is a lot to see. And it is located in the most beautiful forest.

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