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Australian War Memorial

Villers-Bretonneux, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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English first
Goulburn
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131 reviews 131 reviews
90 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the 2nd time I have visited this memorial and it is still a sobering experience. The cemetery is clean and well maintained, has some class. A new car park makes it safer for entering from the road. Looking at the names and dates, seeing some died days apart. In town we saw homes with Australian flags. It seems... More

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Brisbane
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The layout of the Memorial is beautiful, The view from the tower from the tower down to the entrance is awesome and the vistas from the tower shows how flat the landscape is and one can only imagine the complexities of waging a battle in this terrain. I think that this is almost on a par as a visit to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The people of Villers-Bretonneux will never forget Australia. Located near Amiens and just south of the River Somme, about 135km from Paris by car, or a 45 minute car ride from the Train station of St Quentin (which is about a 1.5 hour train ride from Gare du Nord station in Paris) you will find a small village trapped in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We travelled from our Hotel in Albert early in the morning to arrive at the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. The trip was beautiful, travelling through the small villages and into the car park at the Australian War Memorial. The setting makes this War Memorial quite unique. The War Memorial was superb, clean and breath taking with rows and rows... More

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Hobart, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you can actually make it for the Anzac Day ceremony one year, this is the most amazingly moving experience, and more accessible for most people than visiting the service at Gallipoli. The War Memorial itself should be visited separately to be able to spend time wandering around . We were lucky enough to attend the 2014 service commemmorating the... More

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Pirbright, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

the grave sites were all kept in pristine order and were a credit to those people who look after them

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After 100 years the lawns are manicured, the memory is sacred and revered. The French and Australian flags fly side by side in harmony. The local villagers recognize the Australian accent and make you welcome and feel a part of their family. Spending some time here will help you understand why the relationship is so strong and also that for... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For those travellers who wish to travel with memorable experiences and real meaning, time spent at the Australian War Memorial is compulsory. We visited with our teenage son and our entire family were in awe at the amazing sacrifice made by the thousands of Australians who saved France and more specifically the local area. A sombre mood comes over you... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Commonwealth cemetery and the Australian Memorial to the Missing of the Great War is truly a place of beauty and tranquility for the fallen of the battles of the last year of the Great War. This area is located on the actual ground where the Australian's halted the German advance on Amiens in 1918. We were blessed to visit... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A visit to this Memorial is a very humbling experience. It is so peaceful and beautiful at the same time. The grounds are extremely well cared for and are so green. It is a very memorable experience.

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