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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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Address: Compiegne, France
Phone Number: 0344851418
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This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement...

This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.

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At the museum of 'Clairiere de l'Armistice located in a forest a few km outside the city stands on the site where is was originally used a detailed replica of the railway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worcester, England
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is easy to find and well signposted. There is plenty of parking. It is such an evocative space that everyone has seen on old newsreels. It is also strangely quiet with no birdsong. There is an excellent museum and an exact replica of the First World War Armistice carriage. The original was destroyed in a bombing raid in... More 

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England
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A site of historical importance in all of our history. It is just a place of quiet and calm with a deep sense of what happened here - in both wars. The photograph section is one of the most moving places I have been in. It brings you face-to-face with some of the realities of WW1. And it gives you... More 

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Worcester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the museum of 'Clairiere de l'Armistice located in a forest a few km outside the city stands on the site where is was originally used a detailed replica of the railway carriage in which the Armistice to end the First World War was signed. Wrapped around which are some exhibits to the First World War including a good collection... More 

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Arlington, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a quick detour from the highway, and you're in a beautiful, tranquil, and historical site. The walk from the parking lot is easy and shaded. We did not tour the tiny museum, but instead enjoyed walking through the park-like setting and taking in this little bit of history.

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Thank TGKimmy
Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to visit for the history of the Armistice signing and to see the carriage. Lots of information, however, only some in english so difficult to fully understand. Lots of photos and memoribilia to look at. We visited in July and it was very very warm in the display rooms. This prevented us spending more time as it was uncomfortable.

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Thank DaMooseHoose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this visit. It was interesting and had lots of photographs. It was mostly all in French which is fine, but it was a shame that we couldn't understand so much of it. I don't expect things to be written in English for me but it really would have helped all the foreign visitors understand more about such a... More 

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Thank Joanne Q
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only spent a short time here but it was long enough to soak up the humbling atmosphere and an appreciation of the historical significance of this clearing in the forest. At the foremost of my mind was the horrors of W.W.I. and the enormous suffering and loss of life, only to be repeated,albeit in a different way, twenty years... More 

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Thank Doreen K
Kent, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

An excellent museum recreated from the ruins of the original building housing Foch's train carriage destroyed by the Germans in the Second World War. The museum tells the story of the First World War Armistice signing and then Petain's humiliation signing the capitulation document in the Second World War. Apart from the recreated carriage there's lots of photographs including a... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Such a tranquil setting , with so much history and violence Although the railway carriage is not the original it is the same model as the one that was destroyed The museum has really tried to give the carriage the grandeur and furnishings from the time period To find out and to see pictures of the Nazis destroying the museum... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a carriage that tells of a time of war...then peace. The museum, in a forest glade, contains a replica of the railway car in which Marshall Fochs signed the armistice with Germany which ended WW1 in June 1919. The original carriage was destroyed by Hitler, but this copy of the historic restaurant car is correct in just about... More 

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