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French War Memorial

Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
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Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in Pondicherry
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Durgapur, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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Ramagundam, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Beautiful structure befitting the stature of a war memorial. The location on the beach road of Pondicherry, which is the heart of the city is even more apt and complements the importance of the structure.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Nice to see such old place is so well maintained. Travelers cannot miss it as it is very near to all the famous places.

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Hong Kong, China
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

On the promenade, it adds an element of grace and elegance to the bright and bustling promenade. It's pretty and stands out, but nothing to spend time on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

nothing much to do.. since it's on beach road. you can take a quick glance on it. Overall good to see this place

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This memorial is on the sea front near the French Consul's house adding an interesting dimension to the area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The French War Memorial along Goubert avenue across the road from the seaside promenade was built in 1971. I was told it was built in memory of French soldiers that laid down their lives in World War 1 but when I tried reading the inscription on the memorial (my French is not good ad I'm not sure if I understand... More

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