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“Just have a look” 3 of 5 stars
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French War Memorial
Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
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Ranked #15 of 48 things to do in Pondicherry
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“Just have a look”
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

Visited December 2013
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England
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“Interesting”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Elegant but simple memorial”
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 correctly) it seems to indicate that it was built in memory of Indian French soldiers, probably from this territory that laid down their lives in World War 1.
The memorial is elegantly built but simple. It has 4 pillars with a slab or plaque inscribed in the middle in front of which is a statue of a soldier, head down in respect for the deceased.
The gate to the memorial always seems to be locked.
We were told that every year, on the 14th of July, Bastille day, the memorial is lit up and a memorial ceremony is held.

Visited March 2014
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“Simple and nice World War Memorial”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This war memorial is on Seaside Promenade road close to Gandhi statue. It is very simple and beautiful war memorial for French soldiers who laid down their lives, for their country during the First World War. It looks more beautiful at night. Unfortunately entry is restricted. You can visit this place while having an evening walk on Promenade.

Visited February 2014
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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“All about History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

One o the few War memorials in India dedicated to the world war -II veteran's - Interesting place to know abt french history and thier colony in india.

Visited April 2013
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