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Address: Villers-Bretonneux, France
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A beautiful war memorial dedicated to the those who gave their life. It's a great tribute to a war that is often seen as pointless. The story is often overlooked in Australia but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful war memorial dedicated to the those who gave their life. It's a great tribute to a war that is often seen as pointless. The story is often overlooked in Australia but has a victorious outcome. A highly recommended place to visit alongside the surrounding areas. Rest in peace.

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South Hedland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We caught a cab from the Franco-Australien Museum in Villers-Bretonneux to the Aussie War Memorial just out town. We were greeted by a stunningly beautiful façade of marble buildings running uphill to a beautifully kept cemetery, gleaming tower & memorial walls of the fallen. An absolute credit to the people & government of France it must be said of this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a well laid out and tended war memorial area. From the top of the tower you can look in any direction and see many WW1 strategic battle sites. From Amiens to Le Hamel. The flat of the land and how any elevation in the landscape was an advantage to whoever held it. You can also see the damaged... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Beautiful and solemn site, beautifully kept. Climb to the top of the tower for some great views not only of the cemetery but also the surrounding countryside.

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Something every Australian must try and see in their lifetime. A very humbling experience as you reflect on the sacrifices which were made during WW1. Amazing to see after all this time how the French remain genuinely grateful in this beautiful part of France without all the usual commercialisation. Make sure you also visit nearby memorials such as that on... More 

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Saint-Ismier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A very beautiful site, as are all of the cemetaries in this region. A climb to the top of the tower also gives you a panoramic view of the Picardy countryside. A recommended stop if you are doing the circuit of World War 1 battlesites and monuments

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is an essential place for Aussie tourists to visit. There are lots of tombstones there and there is a list of names of the fallen soldiers on the wall towards the back of the memorial. You can search for your family name there. The town of Villers-Bretonneux is only a short drive from the memorial. You can grab something... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A visit to this beautifully maintained memorial is a humbling yet strangely uplifting experience. It affords one an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice made here and at the same time, to recognize the heartfelt appreciation of a grateful French nation. The view from the top of the memorial, looking across the now peaceful battlefields, is a most striking... More 

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North Essex, U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, with its Australian War Memorial, last week. It was the same but different. The weather was wild and windy, with strange light at times ... different to our first sunny/windy visit, a couple of years ago. There has been much improvement at the site and it is not quite finished yet. There was awkward... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We have been trying to do this for years, and finally managed to do a day trip from Paris. Really glad we did it. It is a very well maintained cemetery / memorial, and quite emotional to a pair of Aussies. We walked out from B-V (took about 20 minutes, we're slow walkers), after catching a local train from Amiens.... More 

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