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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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Visited on a chilly windy rainy day, but walked up the road to the memorial. If a generation of Canadian soldiers could do it..... The ridge itself is amazing, and one can only... read more

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Susan S
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a chilly windy rainy day, but walked up the road to the memorial. If a generation of Canadian soldiers could do it..... The ridge itself is amazing, and one can only imagine the difficulties involved during the battles. The plaster figures for the sculptures on the Vimy Ridge memorial are located in the War Museum in Ottawa Canada,... More 

Thank Susan S
Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting this battlefield where my great grandfather fought has long been on my bucket list. It is a beautiful but not boastful tribute to a great national sacrifice. I think my 13 year old daughter "got it." Take advantage of the Canadian student operated visitor centre and tour some of the best preserved Great War Eathworks in Pays de Calais.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

To visit Vimy is to be humbled. To reflect on the sacrifices made by all sides over this fiercely contested ground , to reflect on how this hallowed ground helped forge Canada, to reflect on the victory so hard earned are all key to visiting Vimy. This is a landscape still torn asunder by the savagery of the fight. But... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The photos placed here show the magnificent Canadian Monument, one of the most striking of the WW1 memorials. A new visitor centre is being built, planned to open in April 1917. This being an important date for Canada. Well worth a visit. The steps on the memorial are very steep, and it is not possible to walk around it on... More 

Thank Flantheman2334
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in a group of about 8 people and was really surprised to discover Canadian university students giving the tours in English or French. That was cool and made the event more personable. Our tour guide Hannah was so pleasant and polite and provided solid detail to the Vimy battle and was able to handle our rapid fire questions... More 

Thank raleighnc65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must for aĺl Europeans to visit once in their lifetime. Excellent tour into underground tunnels and trenches. Hard to believe how narrow No Man's Land was inbetween trenches and the hardship for the soldiers. Informative museum, enthusiastic and knowledgeable young guides. From the towering monument you can get a real feel for the landscape and where the Western Front... More 

Thank Simon M
Sussex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the site of the Viny Ridge battle has been preserved , and is run by the Canadian government. The guides are polite and informative Canadian students , and we took a free tour of the underground tunnels and an area where the trenches are preserved , albeit with grass and paved walkways . You get some small sense of the... More 

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Red Rock, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful staff and an excellent free tour of tunnels and trenches. It covers a large area with a pleasant walk to the main Canadian memorial.

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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to be missed. So hard to put into words how this makes you feel. It's truly a memorial site and makes you pause. Give it an appropriate amount of time to ponder and visits the tunnels and the trenches and the cemeteries as well.

Thank melmobarrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four (2 10 year olds) had a wonderful visit to Vimy, which is only about 30 minutes from Lille. Very friendly and knowledgeable Canadian students greeted us and gave us a tour in English (French also available). The monument itself is stunning, and being in the trenches and seeing the German trenches was very moving.

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