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Australian War Memorial

Route de Villers Bretonneux | D23, 80800 Villers-Bretonneux, France
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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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Route de Villers Bretonneux | D23, 80800 Villers-Bretonneux, France
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"dawn service"
in 16 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 9 reviews
"villiers bretonneux"
in 6 reviews
"fallen soldiers"
in 6 reviews
"who lost their lives"
in 7 reviews
"building work"
in 3 reviews
"panoramic view"
in 3 reviews
"sir john"
in 5 reviews
"fitting tribute"
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"visiting france"
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"moving tribute"
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"bullet holes"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"moving place to visit"
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"buried here"
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"small town"
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"who gave their lives"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice new building hidden behind the tower of the memorial and past all the grave stones. There is no signage to show you where to go so you have to have downloaded the app on your phone before you come to show you where as...More

Thank mamfoodie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been there before and walking amongst the to bs is a very moving ecperience. This time though we were lucky to be able to climb the tower and appreciate the situation of hill 101 and what it must have been like as a...More

Thank Frog-Aus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully designed and maintained, the addition of the John Monash Centre makes this a must see for any Australians visiting the area. Th interactive displays shed light on why so many men volunteered to make the trip, and how the technology of the day meant...More

Thank Gary J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well maintained site. The history of the Australians on the Somme is fittingly recognised here, as was their sacrafice.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a very special place. More so now with the Sir John Monash centre. Easy to get to and lovely to look in the village at all the Australian symbols.

Thank Judith B
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This was our second visit to the Australian war memorial which we feel is compulsory to understand so much about the Australian efforts and great victories in the First World War. Of course we were also interested in seeing the newly opened Sir John Monash...More

Thank Westcrofter
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Absolutely breathtaking memorial, one that should be visited by all Australians if in the area. Well maintained and is located in a position which overlooks the surrounding area and stands out becuase of it.

Thank jc222
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

After sitting in Brisbane for the last few years watching the dawn service from Villiers-Bretonneux and realising wishing and praying doesn't get you there. So booked it, bucket list item ticked off. Staying in the beautiful Amiens, it was very moving to see how highly...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Cannot recommend this enough! We spent about 3 hours here watching all of the video clips and saw all of the exhibits. Also had a cuppa in the well appointed cafe at the back. The big cinema film is well done and very moving so...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Attended the 100th anniversary ceremony 25.04.2018 Unfortunately I did not see the newly refurbished museum as it was closed on the day I was fortunate enough to stay in the next village Fouilloy and could walk to the ceremony and back This was lovely and...More

Thank Vorsa
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Julie C
11 June 2018|
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Response from Luke G | Reviewed this property |
Very affordable as long as you’re happy to walk from the station. The walk is like walking across an undulating meadow so wear comfortable shoes / boots. The memorial site itself is free admission and the John Monash centre... More
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Ps_Phil
26 January 2018|
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Response from lee6377 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We hired a car for a few days, so not too sure how other transport systems go. There seemed to be plenty of parking in the area.
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9 May 2017|
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Response from GranMar N | Reviewed this property |
We did an escorted tour with Sylvestre of Terres du Memories. Train from Paris to Amiens where we were picked up at Station and that night dropped at Lille Station. I'm sure if you emailed some of these tour people they... More
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