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Ruines de l'Eglise d'Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

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Address: rue de la Blanche Voie | Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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Lovely little find

We were out driving and stopped at Notre Dame de Lorette and came across this little gem. Wonderful access, beautiful view, and a reminder if destruction. A little plaque... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2015
Tom P
Keokuk, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This church that was ruined in WW1 is available for anyone to see for free, if you can find it. We were on a guided tour so our guide knew exactly where it is. You can still see the beauty this church once possessed. The destruction casued by the war is extensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

A stunning memorial to the Great war, this church has been left exactly as it was after the conflict. A photographer's dream with the mausoleum and lantern tower of Notre Dame de Lorette clearly visible behind the ruins themselves. Some interesting carved graffiti too.

Thank dianne m
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

You can see miles and miles from this ruin, over towards Arras and far over the countryside around. This must have been a huge set of dwellings in the 1700s. It is understandable that it was bombed during the First World War in 1915 as it was used as a lookout point by the French. There is little to see... More 

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Keokuk, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

We were out driving and stopped at Notre Dame de Lorette and came across this little gem. Wonderful access, beautiful view, and a reminder if destruction. A little plaque explaining the history would be beneficial.

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Hi TripAdvisor, I don't know how else to do this but this is not where you said it is. We spent quite a bit of time looking for it, and eventually the tourist information office said it was a long way away. Please fix it

Thank tonytonytony2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I loved this site--I really did. It is, as others have said, very accessible and already on the way to Notre Dame de Lorette for those headed up there. Like the abbaye at Saint Eloi, this one is also a ruin from the First World War and still bears all the scars of that conflict. Recent efforts to conserve it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

This was another find on our trip. The ruins are just below the main Notre Dame de Lorette site, with a small car park, they are very accessible, though there is no information on the site. When we got to the ND de Lorette site we did see a photo taken during WW1, of a French trench with the church... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

This site was behind construction barriers two years ago but it is now stabilized and you can walk around the ruins. You are likely to be alone on this site as it is quite small and doesn't seem to be on the main tour route of Western Front sites. There is a small parking lot just to the side. The... More 

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