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Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
Phone Number: +33 3 21 50 68 68
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$273.45*
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9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour departing from Arras or Lille
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We were driving from Normandy to Bruges. On our way home, my wife suggested that we visit the memorials from the Great War as we had for all of the WW2 sites in normandy. I... read more

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Whitehall, Michigan
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Whitehall, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving from Normandy to Bruges. On our way home, my wife suggested that we visit the memorials from the Great War as we had for all of the WW2 sites in normandy. I thought this would be lame and uninteresting. I was wrong. Vimy ridge is an excellent place for you and the family to stop and learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a moving tribute to the Canadians here. The Memorial stands proud and tall amongst the fields, a reminder of what happens. It's a good time to visit too, since it's the centenary for the Battle of the Somme. You can also get timed entries to view the underground trenches the Canadians had been staying in, and it is terrifying... More 

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

A lot depends on the weather. If it's nice there's plenty of walks around the site, but do not enter into the fenced off bits - unexploded bombs!

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

Oh god. I'll admit that until 3 weeks ago I'd never heard of Vimy Ridge or the memorial. We went there on 11th November. What an absolutely breathtaking memorial. It was beautiful but such an awful thought of all the poor people who lost their lives fighting in this now peaceful area. A lot of the site is surrounded by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very impressive memorial to the Canadians that fought and died during WW1. After seeing the memorial it is worth the time to walk around the now wooded area of the site to get an idea of how those trenches were 100 years ago. The tour of the tunnels here and the trenches are very good and conducted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great site and a credit to the Canadian authorities, particularly as only this site and the Newfoundland memorial at Beaumont Hamel seem to have retained the trenches and most strikingly the shell holes and craters left by the artillery barrage which really give you a sense of the horror of the experience for those that fought in the trenches.Knowledgeable and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on top of the ridge, this memorial is very impressive and important reminder to all of us about history and the losses in WWI. The First World War was "the war to end all wars". Sadly, during the 80 years that this monument has been standing, many wars have ravaged our world. It is enormous sculptural work designed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From our tour of French Flanders, the Vimy Memorial stands out as a supreme reminder of the thousands of Canadian service men and women killed in the Great War. Aside from the Memorial itself, the reminders of the battle of Vimy Ridge are all atmospheric of the conditions endured by all the soldiers involved, on both sides. Canadian nationals will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking through the woodlands around Vimy Ridge it is hard to think of the wartorn landscape of shattered tree stumps. A lunar like littering of craters is still evident with areas marked as still containing unexploded shells. The preserved trenches show just how close the opposing armies were at times giving some indication of what it may have been like... More 

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Jurbise, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Vimy Memorial twice and I enjoyed it both times. The first time I went, the museum was closed so we couldn't access the underground passages but it was still fascinating. The tour led by Canandian employees at the memorial was amazing and the fact our tour guide was connected to the battle at Vimy Ridge (her... More 

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