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An unusual art deco war memorial

I am always amazed to see this kind of monuments when I travel. A memory of the French colonies, a tribute to those who died for our country. While wandering on the promenade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I am always amazed to see this kind of monuments when I travel. A memory of the French colonies, a tribute to those who died for our country. While wandering on the promenade, don't miss this art deco quite sexy memorial !

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful little park on the Beach road of Pondicherry.....one of the favorite place for people to take their photographs......... very well-maintained and in sync with the French style of architecture in the rest of the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Shame isn't it...this has been erected to the memory of French soldiers killed in the world war which seems incongruous for it to be here in India. Didn't have enough information to be able to give a proper opinion.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

at sunset, this memorial looks magnificent walking along the seafront with the breeze adds to the peace

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you are walking by the promenade, you are likely to come up to this place. But there is nothing of note so don't specifically try to see this.

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

French memorial is on the promenade and was under renovation when we visited in June 2015. One can give this a miss since there is nothing special. If you happen to criss cross the promenade – which is a good place to stroll in the evenings you would anyways see the memorial. The information regarding the memorial is written on... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is on the rocky beach, just opp. to the Gandhi statue. Nothing much to do, no one is allowed inside.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of tourist place that should be visited in pondy to understand how French influence in pondy lifestyle

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The war memorial was definitely not what I expected. It was a small statue erected with a plaque and one can easily miss it if one is not looking for it. Though that’s also possible since there was construction and painting going on when we visited so maybe the sign boards etc had been removed, I don’t know for sure.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

this is on the promenade, but in a small garden...and there is nohting that will make us go in and read about the memorial. its too small a structure for such a large event, so does not give the impression of being a landmark attraction.

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