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Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette

Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
+33 3 21 29 30 62
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Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
+33 3 21 29 30 62
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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Set on a hill of the same name just across the autoroute from Vimy Ridge, this memorial is a very moving place to visit. The resting place of over 40,000 French soldiers, they are buried in both graves and ossuaries. The small basilica stands out...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Very impressive monument/memorial to the French fallen in WW1. Personally found the Anneau de la Memoire even more impressive as it starkly displays the sheer loss of life in WW1

Thank Starkreality1
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Deeply moving, such a tragic waste of life. Fitting memorial to the brave soldiers. You will leave here with a lump in your throat

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I have travelled all over The Western Front over the last 15 years or so and this memorial is by far the most stunningly beautiful, the ring of remembrance not long built at the side of it really is a memorial in its own right...More

Thank Antony C
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Notre Dame de Lorette is a large, beautiful, and moving French Military Cemetery. The number of graves is immense, and somewhat overwhelming. In the middle of the cemetery is the church of the same name, with beautiful stained class windows. There is also a tomb...More

Thank lysmekah
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Acres and acres of crosses, standing in perfect formation like an army. Seeing so many graves drives home the horror of WW1 and how many lost their lives. This is only one of many, many such cemeteries, some small some even larger. This one also...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited to see the church and visit the cemetery, however the bell tower memorial of the colonial coffins was beautifully presented and cared for, the biggest shock and most emotional point is the new name circle, listing every dead or missing person lost on...More

Thank casbrown
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

This majestic memorial on top of the hill is sacred ground for France, and within distance of Vimy ridge, a place of similar significance for Canadians. Rows after rows of tombs, a gorgeous church (containing to the right at the entrance the stone and inscription...More

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed May 3, 2017

moving and questioning about the aftermaths of war - impressive site to be seen - museums all around the sites -

Thank delphineg08
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Situuated just up a hill from the Lens 14-18 museum, this memorial is well worth a visit. Large basilica, large French military cemetery. Stop and look at the photographs on the panels as you drive up the hill, showing what the view you can see...More

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