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Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette

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Address: Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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Another very moving memorial

This is a large cemetery that sits on part of the Vimy Ridge which was a heavily fought for location during the Great War. The crosses are laid out in strict lines as most of the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2014
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

This is a large cemetery that sits on part of the Vimy Ridge which was a heavily fought for location during the Great War. The crosses are laid out in strict lines as most of the cemeteries in the area and the position commands views over the lower areas. On the approach look out for the ruins of a church?... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

This cemetery is situated on a ridge, similar to Vimy Ridge and also heavily fought over. The memorial and Basilica is visible from the surrounding area and whilst it is a little trick to find, it is well woirth the time taken. The Basilcia is exquisite inside and the rows of french crosses show how g=hard their troops fought. This... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

more then 30 00 french soldiers for a hill side in the 1914- 1918 war; terrible and a very impressive remembrance side with a beautiful church , a very interesting MUSEUM and a nice restaurant. The new circular monument will be"" officially"" opened the 11th nov 2014

Thank JThF
Essex UK
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

The scale of this place really brings home the horror of war. We found it very moving and the trenches next door were so interesting.. I took some brilliant pictures for my students at school, especially the ones which show how close the two sets of trenches were.

Thank Gapmonthers
Hythe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

We stopped off here on the way to Vimy on the anniversary of the Battle of Arras. The action here was part of the same series of attacks. Since a visit a few years ago there has been a lot of work on the approach from the main D937 and A26. The rows of crosses, often doubled is very sobering.

Thank InvictaMoto
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2014

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... More 

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Wiedlisbach, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Very respectful and the veterans were full of Information and very proud of their Service, they wanted the visitors to understand the Monument and what it means

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

I missed the trench system which lies behind the museum and café but the real object of the visit is to appreciate that the French suffered enormous losses too. Not too keen on Byzantine architecture but the inside of the church contains names covering all the walls. How were they chosen? Note too the memorial to Louise de Bettignes. She... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

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... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

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.

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