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Address: Franschhoek, South Africa
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Quite stunning

A glorious sunny afternoon with a vivid blue sky couldn't have made a nicer background to visiting this monument. It was so quiet and peaceful the day we visited, time to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

It is located at the end of Franschhoek's main street, built to honor the Huguenot's role in the history of the area. It is worth paying a visit both at daytime and nighttime.

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

A glorious sunny afternoon with a vivid blue sky couldn't have made a nicer background to visiting this monument. It was so quiet and peaceful the day we visited, time to enjoy the beauty of the location, gardens and monument itself. Although you can see the monument from the main road to actually sit at it's base or close by... More 

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UK
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358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

At the end of the main street in Franschhoek, you come face to face with this stunning memorial to the Huguenot settlers in the area Set in well maintained gardens, with the mountains rising starkly behind it is a magical setting You can see it perfectly well from the main road, but it is, in my opinion worth the small... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

..this monument is really quite large and was not expected to be such a major feature, at the end of the original main road through the town..it has an important historical message so a visit is vital..the gardens are also excellent..

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Ascot England
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice monument lovely gardens. Worth a look around. Imposing sight well kept area. No entrance fee as far as we could see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Well laid out grounds and impressive memorial but won't take much of your time. Separated from the museum and payment required.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

an excellent tribute to the French Huguenots who arrived in 1668 and founded our wine industry. The names of all the arrivals are listed as are the areas in France the came from the ships they came on and where they were allocated land in the area.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I grwe up in Franschhoek and we frequently visited the monument, thus it was special to visit again after many years. The monument is full of symbolism and you have to familiarise youself with the history of the French Hugenots to fully appreciate this lovely monument. I remember there used to be a church service once a year on Reform... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

For us, this was a short tour bus photo stop but for my wife something much more special. She is an English Huguenot descendant and had never been to a place where these persecuted Protestants were honoured. The lovely memorial and mountain back drop could not have created a more perfect memory. We were sorry not to have been able... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Situated at the top end of Franschhoek, the monument can be seen from the main road in Franschhoek. The gardens are beautifully maintained and peaceful. If it is your first visit, I would suggest you visit the museum as well to learn more about the history of Franschhoek and the winelands. There is a delightful little cafe in the grounds... More 

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