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“An Honour and Priviledge”
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Vimy Memorial
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Small-Group Day Trip to Arras and Vimy Ridge WW1 Battlefields from Paris
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Vimy
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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“An Honour and Priviledge”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

is what is was to be standing on that Ridge in the footsteps of our forefathers. A must for any Canadian. We took two of our children through the Sommes, up into Belgium and of course Vimy along the war memorials to teach them about their heritage and the sacrifices made so they could have the life they are living today.

The momument itself is breathtaking and words can not begin to describe the feeling I had standing there, watching my 12 year old daughter run her hands over soldiers names and read stories on plaquards left by loved ones.

The tunnels and trenches are also a good exhibit and the staff of young Canadians are both enthusiastic and informative. Walking along the craters left by shelling is mind blowing, and you can only imagine what it was like for our soldiers.

I highly recommend both this site and the memorial to the Newfoundland Regiment just outside of Arras. Both are exceptional monuments honouring our fallen.

Visited May 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Gripping tribute to the sacrifices that defined Canada.”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

I'd hope that everyone in Canada could have a chance to visit this memorial. The monument and the location are breathtaking. The presentation and the story of the circumstances are enthralling.
If you could only go to one destination in Europe, this should be the one. The surrounding areas are very well kept and the locals are friendly and welcoming.

Visited May 2012
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Mansfield UK
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“Nicely preserved”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Lovely memorial, plus lots of preserved trenches, a visitors centre (and loos).
Some areas still preserved and fenced off with landmines from the war.
Suitable for wheelchairs as paths around trenches decent and ramp to centre.

Visited April 2012
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Nanaimo, Canada
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“Proud To Be Canadian”
Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

We visited Vimy Ridge a few days ago. Definately take the tour-all tourguides Canadian students- it was very imformative. It is free. All the young Canadian staff were helpful. Be sure to visit the monument. It is really quick to drive up or a twenty minute walk up. Make sure you view the monument from below the hill (the side opposite of the parking lot), as that is the way it is originally supposed to be viewed.
At that time we were the only ones there. It was truly moving.
If you come to France make sure you fit this into your schedule.

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London England
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“Emotional”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

It brings everything to life, the trenches are thought provoking. The memorial is stunning and the war graves are emotional

Visited May 2012
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