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Vimy Memorial

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Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
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+33 3 21 50 68 68
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This truly atmospheric experience was one of the highlights of my holiday. I would like to commend the Canadian government for there excellent care of this site. The guide, and... read more

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This truly atmospheric experience was one of the highlights of my holiday. I would like to commend the Canadian government for there excellent care of this site. The guide, and all the rest of the staff, was so friendly and welcoming and also very informative showing a real pride in there history. A must visit making sure to do the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful and moving memorial. As a brit with canadian heritage I was very keen to see this memorial. It is stunning. I understand that in recognition of the sacrifices made by Canadian forces France granted Canada the use of a large amount of land. Well, Canada, it's time to return some of it to maintain the integrity of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is pure history , a little piece of France carved out and given to Canada who do a tremendous job looking after the site of a major offensive in 2017. The memorial is impressive but take time and walk through the woods and take a guided tour (free when we went in July 2016) with a Canadian guide.... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite stops on a traveling trip with a buddy. Many interesting sites at Vimy ridge and it's a must stop for Canadians. The greatest victory in Canadian history. Take the day or half day to drive and walk around

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandpa fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge so this was a sobering experience for me. What an experience to walk through the actual trenches and to see how close the enemy line was. And the memorial sculpture by Canadian Walter Seymour is powerfully represented. This visit far exceeded my expectations. (I was there several years ago but Trip... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Humbling. On top of the usual solemnity expected at such monuments, you have a vitality and enthusiasm offered by the French visitors and such a welcoming and inclusive approach by the Canadian volunteer staff. When I was paying my respects at Menin Gate (Ypres) the self-appointed RBL steward made me feel like an intruder. At Vimy I was at all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant wait to visit the newly rebuilt centre. Was here for rememberance day ceremony in the morning fog with three generations of my family. Incredible atmosphere and story to Vimy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is impressive, reverent, awesome memorial to remind us of our ancestors sacrifice for our freedom. I think everyone should go here!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument stands on top of hill 145, the highest point of the 14 km ridge of Vimy. A new information centre will be opened in 2017, 100 years after the battle. Again, haunting figures of victims on both sides. Let us not forget that a total of 66,655 Canadians gave their lives during WWI for our freedom in Europe.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

My husband and I had long planned to visit Vimy Ridge and were finally able to go this past weekend with our children. As it's mid-January the Visitor's Centre wasn't open, no guided tours, tunnels not open. That did worry us in the slightest. We spent close to 2 hours walking around the memorial, the trenches and wandering the footpaths.... More 

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