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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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History took place here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
thornburrow
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Kent, England
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Kent, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly historic spot and well worth paying to go into see the (replica) railway car in the small museum - incredible photos especially the 3D ones

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was not expecting anything as comprehensive as this. The photographs were amazing in 3D and the film was very moving. A fascinating and evocative place.

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Thank Jane G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Set in the middle of the forest very hard to believe so much history took place here . It's a very impressive site with the train tracks meeting and the memorials. The museum is small but for the charge of 5 euros per person is cheap . Most is in French but that's not a problem I'm of only average... More 

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

If you're in the area then this is a must visit if you have an interest in History. Major events took place in this quiet location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice walk in a humbling environment. Worth a visit. We didn't visit the museum,the weather was too beautiful to not be outside.

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Thank Kelly K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Didn't think that this would have interested my children 15, 9 years old but it was so interesting. We stayed for a good 2 1/2 hours and came away with a better understanding.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This place is easy to find, its on the N31 near Compiegne . A Heart rending place to visit, but one that you should not miss and you will remember. The Train where the Armistice was signed is now in a dedicated brick built building. The whole place is a somber statement of the end of WW1 There are lots... More 

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