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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
Description: This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.
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cheshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well worth a visit if in the area and, at 5 Euro each it's reasonable value plus, there's plenty of free parking. Only downside is that there a virtually no English translations (other than the audio in the main carriage area) so, some of the artefacts can be hard yo follow.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

An amazing place to visit - to walk the spot where the WW1 armistice was signed and also the same spot where the French surrendered to Hitler in WW2. Some fantastic footage from the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited with our 5 and 11 children. The cost was £18 for us all which is great. Although they played the narration by the carriage in English that was all there was, which is a great shame as I would have liked to have known more of what was happening in the photos. The slides that they have quite... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have visited this site many times with groups and family. The format may be a little dated but there is no escaping the absolute significance of the site and so it is a must. The carriage itself is contemporary, as the original was destroyed in Germany during the Second World War. The commentary is useful (although Admiral Wemys' name... More

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Den Haag, Niederlande
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was excited about visiting the Clarierie d'Armistice as I'm very much into WW1 and WW2. Thanks to the other reviews I was well prepared. There's a nice museum with the replica of the railway carriage in which the armisticies were signed. It also includes a pernament exhibit on the surrounding area's history during WW1 as well as about the... More

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