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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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Excellent small museum

Slightly out of the way location, but well worth a detour to find it. Wonderful history lesson well documented. Very cheap admission price, and good Audio support in multi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Slightly out of the way location, but well worth a detour to find it. Wonderful history lesson well documented. Very cheap admission price, and good Audio support in multi languages. Not as well kept as you might have expected for such an important historical site.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not originally on our tour of France... But my Father said it was a must... So glad we did now.. Not a large museum but full of interest and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A very interesting little museum built on the sight of the armistice signing on 11th November 1918. It houses a full size replica of the train carriage and some wonderful 3D photos of the war. Reasonable charge of 5 euro each (3 euro for children). Very accessible. The museum is a 5 minute walk from the car park and the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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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Address: Compiegne, France
Phone Number: 0344851418
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Picardy  >  Oise  >  Compiegne

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