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Australian War Memorial

Address: Villers-Bretonneux, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums
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Saint-Ismier, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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133 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
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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80 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In the middle of fields in Villers-Bretonnex is the Australian War Memorial which honours those who gave their lives during this important battle. The cemetery is well maintained. Take time to walk to the top of the tower and then wander through reading the headstones. You can record your visit in the visitor register kept on site. For Australians travelling... More 

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Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful memorial. I visited with a group of Australians, one of the group read a poem, another recited "Lest We Forget" another sang Waltzing Matilda. A very moving experience. They were all so young.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I wish I had all day to spend here and look at every name. This place is beautiful kept. They have done an outstanding job looking after it. The view from the tower is spectacular. This is well worth the visit. I will be coming back again when I can.

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Sheffield
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55 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

As always in these very sad places the grounds were very beautifully kept. It was nice to see a lot of Australians have visited a few had left their own relatives stories

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Goulburn
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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