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“Peaceful and well kept” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Arras, France
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Arras
Type: Cemeteries
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful and well kept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A beautiful memorial designed by Edward Lutyens with names of almost 35,000 soldiers lost in and around Arras during the first world war and who have no grave. There is also a cemetry of over 2,500 Commonwealth soldiers as well as a memorial engraved with the names of 991 men of the Royal Flying Corps. Despite it being on quite a busy road on the outskirts of Arras it is a very peaceful place, superbly looked after and well worth spending some time there.

Visited August 2013
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Beautifully kept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

The purpose of our visit was to pay respects to a relative who has no known grave but is commemorated on the memorial wall, having lost their life at the age of 21 in 1917. A peaceful, beautiful place with over 35,000 names decorating the walls to remember those lost without a place of burial. Essential for those seeking to remember the fallen of the Great War.

Visited August 2013
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“Very sobering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Visited a great-uncle who was part of the NZTC responsible for tunneling at La Carriere Wellington. The cemetery is a peaceful haven despite the traffic outside and is amazingly well kept and presented by the Commonwealth War Craves Commission.

Visited July 2013
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“FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The ancient city of Arras, capital of the Artois region, is an indispensable visit when touring in the North of France. Its two magnificent adjoining squares are an unique architectural ensemble: the enormous Flemish Grand'Place and the more intimate Place des Héros, dominated by the grandeur of the Hôtel de Ville (city hall) with its tall belfry, Below are the underground cellars which can be visited for an unusual experience. They concealed British troops preparing for a counter-attack during the Great War. There is much else to see in the city: including the Musée des Beaux Arts (the Fine Arts Museum) in the immense former Bishop's palace and the splendid eighteenth-century cathedral nearby. Wandering about the city, eyes should look above the shop-fronts to espy Art Deco details dating from the 1920s rebuilding after war damage. On the outskirts is the Faubourg d'Amiens British Cemetery which is a Memorial to the Missing and incorporates the Flying Services Memorial. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, this very moving site, beautifully created in a classical tradition and lovingly planted and impeccably maintained, pays due tribute to the brave troops of the Great War.

Visited July 2013
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“Don't miss this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Another monument to the missing with over 36000 names on the wall. Very well kept. Its on the ring road to the south of Arras.

Visited April 2013
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