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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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Address: Compiegne, France
Phone Number: 0344851418

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 August 10, 2016
Worcester, England
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so important in the history of 2world wars and is a must visit if in the area .It is a tranquil setting with some statues in the outside groups and approach to the famous railway carriage. The entry fee is very reasonable around £5 for the amount of information,exhibition of equipment,letters,photos and other exhibits .It attracted a... More 

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Wakefield West Yorkshire England
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in the forest in lovely surroundings. 10 km walk from imperial palace through forest. Need good map for forest route. We returned by side if river. More interesting but last part was past industrial Compiegne. Good museum and learnt new interesting facts

Thank Mature_9
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here in the clearing you can see the place of the armistice signing in 1918, and then see France's humiliation when Germany forced France to sign the surrender. Nearby is a museum with the train replica and an informative museum showing the events of world war 1.

Thank Chris S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 

Thank Selgris
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143 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 

Thank Ian G
Worcester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 

Thank LadysmithJack
Arlington, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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.

Thank TGKimmy
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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.

Thank DaMooseHoose
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 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 

Thank Joanne Q
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 

Thank Doreen K

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