French War Memorial
French War Memorial
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Satish T
Gorakhpur, India701 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
This monument was built in the memory of those soldiers, who died during First World War. It is located in Goubert- Avenue, opposite sea side promenade. A small park is constructed around it with a blue gate in front .Opening timings are 10Am to 5 PM. The structure has four pillars , with Inner two pillar is attached with a plain board like wall ,written on it is “Des Indes François “ .In front of it there is a statue ,could be of a soldier. There is small road filled with gravel and pebbles just before it, which signifies typical French pattern .This structure reminds about the past French colonial regime of Pondicherry .The French war memorial is illuminated and decorated on every 14thJuly on Bastile Day.
Satish Tripathi Gorakhpur
Written December 4, 2013
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Jaspal Singh
Mumbai, India162 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
The fact that this memorial is right on the promenade and so well maintained makes you wonder why other cities can not follow the example set by Pondicherry.... Check it out in the evening when lights are on....
Written March 31, 2015
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Monesh A Mishra
Vasai, India419 contributions
Nov 2019
Located on the Rocl Public beach of Pondicherry, this monument is visible while walking on the beach. I guess the entry is restricted to this monument as when i visited the place the gates were closed.
Written November 4, 2019
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Chitra D
Chennai (Madras), India14 contributions
Oct 2021
My daughter wanted to visit this place. So we did. And we came back feeling completely clueless - there is no access to the memorial (or we could not find it) - no note, no plaque.. Just a slice of land with a structure in the middle.

You might wonder, well C, what did you expect from this place? - well, we expected something befitting the name "French War Memorial".

We just viewed it from the gate and took a pic. You could show it to your kids as you are finishing your walk on the beach.
Written October 4, 2021
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nileshkabra
Mumbai, India33 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Must see place only if you are a BIG history enthusiast.

Blink & you will miss this while driving across the promenade beach. All you can do is halt & click a picture.
Written March 3, 2015
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Parmita
Bengaluru, India121 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Located at the promanade beach . Walk along the beach and feel the breeze. The memorial is beautifully constructed.
Written May 19, 2019
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Manu B
301 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Historical obviously, can take few photos. Nothing much to see. If you are at rock beach you can visit this place easily. I believe you cant enter, just see and take photos from a distance.
Written July 24, 2016
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PadrePeter
Campanillas197 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
This monument, located on the promenade, poignantly reminds us of the many soldiers from French India who lost their lives in the First World War fighting "Pour la Patrie". As far as the French were concerned, these were French citizens laying down their lives for their country.
Written March 30, 2015
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athena260
Ealing, UK77 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
This is on the promenade itself so if youve already planned to walk along the length of the promenade then this will be opposite the le cafe. Its just a war memorial for the French soldiers who fought the war.
Written March 29, 2015
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tridib_626
Bengaluru, India44 contributions
May 2014 • Family
The memorial is nothing to write home about. I found it to be quite average. The surroundings can be maintained much better.
Written February 9, 2015
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French War Memorial, Pondicherry