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Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
Phone Number: 03 21 50 68 68
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9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour departing from Arras or Lille
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Small-Group Day Trip to Arras and Vimy Ridge WW1 Battlefields from Paris

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Very Moving Tribute to Canadian Soldiers

The Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada is a stunning tribute to Canada's fallen soldiers. We were a group of fifty Canadians visiting the memorial and every one of us was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Brenda K
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada is a stunning tribute to Canada's fallen soldiers. We were a group of fifty Canadians visiting the memorial and every one of us was moved.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a moving experience. Fantastic Monument, great location. It looks peaceful here but then you must remember nearly 100 years ago. We listened to the stories of what occured here and it was emotional, to say the least RIP many brave men. You can still see trench lines. Many didn't stand a chance

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just a short drive from Arras, this is a memorial to the Canadian forces who fought here during the First World War. There is an excellent museum but the highlight is the free guided tour that takes you through the tunnels and reconstructed trenches that have been kept as they were back in 1918. There is ample free parking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site on October 3rd, 2016, and had an escorted guide of the small preserved section of the battlefield, conducted by a Canadian guide employed by the Visitor Centre. The guide was reasonably knowledgeable but at the end proceeded to editorialize to us (including another group of visitors from the UK) about how the Germans could not really... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very moving experience. A compliment to the Canadian and French governments for maintaining such a beautiful memorial to the many thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in the awful war. It is a place that every Canadian, if they can, should visit. We have so much because some many sacrificed so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit with lots to learn. I knew nothing about the battle here and feel ignorant for not, seeing how important it was in the victory of WW1. The tour was excellent and the monument is inspiring. It really is a must visit for everybody

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Today was very busy and this was our final stop. Earlier we visited the Thiepval Memorial, the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and lastly Vimy. This statue is stunning and huge. Near the toilets is a fenced off area with one of the many signs saying unexploded devices. We visited the visitor’s centre but a new one is being built and it... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this memorial recently on a battlefield trip with my three brothers. It's ideally located half way between Ypres and the Somme. The memorial and attached visitor centre seems to be manned by volunteer Canadians. A very knowledgeable and articulate young lady gave us a tour of the trenches and tunnels. She explained how the Canadians used their ingenuity to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely stunning. The ground are well kept and the staff is incredibly accommodating.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling through France when we saw the signs for Vimy Ridge, I had spent time in Canada and knew the story of Vimy Ridge and the brave sacrifice of the Canadian troops so we diverted to see the memorial. It is very grand and huge, but well preserved and presented. The grounds are so well kept and the... More 

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