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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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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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Situated in the woods outside the French town of Compeigne this small museum has a reconstruction of the carriage where the the German capitulation was signed at the end of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You can combine the chateau and the Armistice Clearing in a day. We visited the memorial in the morning. The Armistice clearing is a stirring historic site where the 1918 and 1940 armistices were signed. The museum allows visitors to immerse in key moments of the wars. Everything is well documented and displayed. The museum houses the famous railway carriage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely amazing place to visit. Not only is it the scene of the 1918 armistice signing but also the scene of the French surrender to Hitler in 1940. The storyline is pretty unbelievable but true. Signing in a railway carriage in the middle of a forest in 1918, Hitler insisting that the French sign in 1940 in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Situated in the woods outside the French town of Compeigne this small museum has a reconstruction of the carriage where the the German capitulation was signed at the end of the first world war. It was also where Hitler accepted France's surrender in the Second world war. Historically very important from that point of view. The teenagers I was with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was somewhere my husband had wanted to see, so we decided to visit on our way back from Compeigne. Considering how historically important this site was we were a little dissapointed. There are the tracks and a monument as well as a museum which houses the train carriage where the Armistice was signed. Maybe it's us, but we would... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the quietest but if you read about the history beforehand, also one of the most atmospheric places to visit in this area. Car park is well signed from the main road and entrance to the clearing is just a very short walk through the woods opposite the entrance to the car park. Place of both the 1918 armistice... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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