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French War Memorial

Address: Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
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Ranked #15 of 38 things to do in Pondicherry
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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155 reviews 155 reviews
112 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The attraction is situated in a small garden just on road side of pondichery Beach. Even in morning a lock was on main gate. No body remains present here. You can see a small statue of a soldier from gate. May be memorial of french soldier but i feel nothing to see.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The memorial is nothing to write home about. I found it to be quite average. The surroundings can be maintained much better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It is just a place to be seen. Nothing is special. No info abt it. All in Tamil or Hindi so hard for foreigners to understand its meaning.

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I did not find anything great about this place. Just a place to be seen. Inscription is in french and hence cant read and understand. They should place some information about this place and its importance.

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Ghaziabad, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

it is on beach road. the sight is good during evening time because of lighting otherwise its just an ok place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A good memorial near the Promenade Beach; is a memorial (as the name suggests) of those brave soldiers who laid down their lives, for their country during the First World War. It was built in 1971.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

easy to visit along the beach road. memorial to ww1 soldiers from India. fitting tribute....good to visit, even briefly.

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Secunderabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Again not much to see here. Just like the old lighthouse. quite disapointed. I wish there was more attached to this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very close to the beach. You may not waste time here as the entry is restricted Pondicherry being a French colony earlier has the memorial

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

On the promenade, the memorial is a quick stop and quite impressive. Pay homage to the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the Great War 100 years ago under the French flag.

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