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French War Memorial

Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
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Ranked #12 of 24 Attractions in Pondicherry
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Kodaikanal, India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

French War Memorial is situated at Promenade of Goubert Avenue in Pondicherry. It is mainly a gravestone that is dedicated to the defence personnel, which died during the First World War. On 14th July, an annual remembrance is organised at this memorial site to honour the soldiers who died during the war.

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hyderabad
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You can just have a glance while walking on the beach road. This is opposite the Le cafe. a very simple white monument. Not sure if people are allowed to go inside or not.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Before you visit this place please do make some homework,studies and get to know the back ground of it.Then probably you will cherish and enjoy the site. As my fellow reviews mentioned it's a nice and lovely place around beach area.

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Bangalore, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

just near the beach and opposite to gandhi statue, the memorial is worth just a visit, a just walkable from the aurobindo ashram

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Bangalore, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place looks great during night with all lights on it. This don`t require extra effort to visit as it is on promenade.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely remembrance to the fallen in world war 1. Disappointed you cannot get closer. It's on the Promenade so just keep walking after a quick view.

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Durgapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The war memorial is a must see. The serene atmosphere will give you a sense of de ja vu. Excellent at night for photography.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The French War Memorial on Goubert Avenue is solemn reminder of those brave soldiers who laid down their lives, for their country during the First World War. Every year on the 14th July (Bastille Day) the memorial is beautifully illuminated and homage is paid to those brave martyrs.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Right on Goubert Aveneue, you cannot miss this memorial if you walk down the beach road. Like everywhere else in White Town, the memorial is well maintained and clean. A good photo op for tourists. I had ventured out during a sizzling April afternoon to avoid shooting with the milling crowd during the evening.

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Kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I was a bit disappointed that visitors are not allowed to go all the way till the memorial. The memorial is very well maintained with manicured gardens.

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