Nécropole Nationale Française de Notre-Dame de Lorette

Nécropole Nationale Française de Notre-Dame de Lorette

Nécropole Nationale Française de Notre-Dame de Lorette
4.5
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Antony C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
What can I say, I have been all over the western front about 21 times in total, my extended family lost ten men in ww1 5 of whom I have found and paid my respects. Notre Dame really is stunning, much respect to the French that fell, the Gold ring just left me speechless, I took my wife and my 14yr old daughter this year and whilst there we had dinner in the restaurant there just behind the memorial . I do wish we had not all times I have eaten in many restaurants in France this restaurant was the worst by far, the owner was rude and the staff were not much better, my daughter was nearly in tears my wife was on edge and I left feeling extremely angry one 1 hour 12 minutes between starters and main we waited. and the cleanliness left a lot to be desired, we left after the main course but were still charged for pudding. Please don't go to that restaurant, takes a lot to upset me but that was the worst experience I've had anywhere when visiting the western front this last 25yrs . The little museum there is very good, all in all a breath taking and very humbling place to visit .
Written September 12, 2023
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David A
Preston, UK501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Like many other military cemeteries, it’s the scale which takes your breath away. The inside of the church is so incongruous with what it represents. Unfortunately the Lantern Tower was being repaired. I have been before and inside rest coffins from every French military campaign. Next to it is the Anneau de la Memoire.
Written October 15, 2023
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Tony B
Orpington, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Although this a French Memorial , it is really worth a visit even for us Brits.The guides however only speak French so do a little homework before you visit and get the most from your trip.
Next door is a small Museum and battlefield/trench system whih is also well worth visiting.
Just down the road is Cabaret Rouge CWG which is stunningly beautiful and don't drive past , please visit.
Written October 23, 2013
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Chris S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
Though Vimy's memorial to the Canadians wins in a contest of scale and grandeur, Notre Dame is my favourite site. For starters, there is no separation of the graves, cathedral and ossuary from the more experiential area of the battlefield. Their battlefield recreation site is essentially unsanitized, with rusting guns as you enter and progressing to some opposing trenches the further you go. For a single Euro, it was an excellent price. The sheep that graze in the area do leave... ahem... evidence of their presence, but it also means the grass is unkempt, lending to some excellent photographic moments where water, muddy ditches, real wooden duckboards, wild grasses and flowers all blend together as they might have with the most obvious trappings of war. The cathedral itself is splendidly done, with names carved on all its walls and surrounded by the graves of the many French soldiers who did in the area in 1914-16, prior to the British occupying the sector. The ossuary is also interesting, with several levels of unknown soldiers' caskets representing different French wars. Finally, it has a proper and licensed café, which is nice since after an hour or two, one gets thirsty and hungry!
Written August 11, 2014
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Large and moving cemetery to commemorate over 42000 French soldiers. Beautifully kept grounds and gardens provided a fitting tribute to the dead. On a hill with views all around. Small cafe/restaurant on site.
Written July 12, 2014
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carolv119
Blackpool, UK57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
We stumbled on the site accidentally, they are building a couple of museums and monuments near here so there is a lot of building work going on at present. The ossuary is moving and the church is beautiful, the cemetary is very different from the British with crosses instead of the Portland stone. It is huge and well worth a visit if you are interested in the World War one sites. There is a museum (paying) and a restaurant nearby. The site it looked after by a group of volunteers, identifiable by their armbands. Unfortunately it is not very accessible for wheelchairs, although the church is ramped.
Written April 20, 2014
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Maccaman
Sevenoaks, England42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Should be visited in tandem with the nearby Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Quite impossible to fully envisage the levels of carnage that occurred.
Written June 18, 2013
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1505Cathy1505
Reading, UK48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
I was on a coach tour of www1 battlefields. We arrived at Notre-Dame de Lorette at about 5:15pm. As we walked towards the gate it was closed by a couple of very officious gentlemen. They implied it was too late to go in. As far as I know the closing time is 6:00pm at the earliest. These men then went to the pub. An extremely disappointing experience and totally unnecessary.
Written September 27, 2014
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MrsH75
Birmingham, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
Otherwise known as the "dead city" this really reminded me of the Flanders Field Poem because the crosses here do stand "row by row" (minus the poppies). As well as the site of at least two mass graves there is also a lantern monument and another in which is contained a number of coffins. Very moving.
Written March 22, 2014
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Dundas_105
London, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
So very sad to see so many graves - a grim reminder of what war results in. A beautiful location a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives.
Written September 18, 2013
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