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Address: Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
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This is a nice memorial. But one isn't allowed inside the place, so you can't even go up to see the names on the wall. It definitely is a reminder of the brave. :) :(

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Rahul R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a nice memorial. But one isn't allowed inside the place, so you can't even go up to see the names on the wall. It definitely is a reminder of the brave. :) :(

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Sunshine Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This monument located on Goubert Avenue, was built by the French before they finally left pondicherry. It commemorates all the Indian soldiers who died during the first world war. It is a small acknowledgement for those laid down their lives for peace in the world. Needs cleaning up and maintenance.

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

...but if you're in Pondy and walk the hole Promenade , it's also a good place to take a rest, buy some street food and relax.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This monument located in seaside promenade, which is lovely beach in Pondicherry. This memorial raised by the French to honour the soldiers who died in world war 1. Really one must see.

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

The fact that this memorial is right on the promenade and so well maintained makes you wonder why other cities can not follow the example set by Pondicherry.... Check it out in the evening when lights are on....

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Campanillas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This monument, located on the promenade, poignantly reminds us of the many soldiers from French India who lost their lives in the First World War fighting "Pour la Patrie". As far as the French were concerned, these were French citizens laying down their lives for their country.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is on the promenade itself so if youve already planned to walk along the length of the promenade then this will be opposite the le cafe. Its just a war memorial for the French soldiers who fought the war.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a statue for the french war memorial. It's along the same path as the beach, and is worth the 5 minute walk by, but not worth going just to see this.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you are in French colony, this is located on the seaside and nothing great. You may wanna visit just for the sake of it...

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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nothing much great about it, its just a monument and you ll see it while walking around, not more than 15-20 mins stop here

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