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Address: Villers-Bretonneux, France
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The memorial is the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all...

The memorial is the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their dead, and especially to name those of the dead whose graves are not known.

This memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.

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What a amazing place honouring Australia's fallen soldiers. Our band played here before we laid poppies at our local diggers. This memorial is wonderfully kept by the French. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Morwell, Australia
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Morwell, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a amazing place honouring Australia's fallen soldiers. Our band played here before we laid poppies at our local diggers. This memorial is wonderfully kept by the French. A must.

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Thank Ashley P
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is a must see if you are 1. In France ... And 2. An Australian... Just a picture and a credit to those who maintain it..

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Thank Wendy M
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A very moving and emotional place. It is about 1 1/2 hour drive from Paris but a journey that is insignificant compared to the journey that these wonderful men laid to rest at this war memorial endured. The soldiers graves are maintained beautifully. A must visit for every proud Australian visiting France.

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Thank Tanya D
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This has been exceptionally well done and I am so proud to be an Australian. It is beautifully designed and maintained, and a fitting tribute to those who lie there.

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Thank LJG27
Warwick, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Our visit to Villers Brettoneux today was one of reflective pride and prayers for the generosity of Anzac and Allied forces supporting France and the Picardie region during World War I. It is a peaceful place with a respectful, dignified quiet atmosphere. A dignified, Australian tribute for prayer and reflection.

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Thank Shell C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Worth the trip to see, for sure!! We drove from Brussels, but suggest staying in V-B to see all the other sites if you are that way incline.

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Thank Jackie W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The Australian war memorial at Villers is a must do if you are in the Somme I was very interested to visit this memorial as it is a big part of our history and it was great to get an idea just what went on in WW1 I would recommend this highly

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Located in an area of France that has enormous significance for Australians, this memorial is Australia's National Memorial and is on the Australian Remembrance Trail. Located just outside the small village of Villers-Bretonneux on D23 it is a must visit site for all Australians. It sits in a field that was once part of the Battle for Villers-Bretonneux which took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The day was overcast and drizzled on and off, regardless, the memorial was beautiful and a breathtaking tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives. The surrounding land was just beautiful, a picturesque location. Be sure to take your time and walk along the rows of headstones, climb the tower and sit in the rotundas. The memorial is outside the... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

For any Australian even those not that interested in history will find this a moving and beautiful experience. Quite easy to reach with hour long train journey from Paris to Amiens and then 10 minute train journey to Villers Bretonneux. For those able bodied wandering through the town with all its Australian references and tributes is well worth the walk.... More 

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