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Address: chemin des Anes | Thelus, 62580, Arras, France

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stop on your way

on our road trip to vimy, we made several stops along the countryside to see memorials, cemeteries and craters like this one where so many Canadians served and lost their lives.

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Mike R
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Stratford, Canada
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Stratford, Canada
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

on our road trip to vimy, we made several stops along the countryside to see memorials, cemeteries and craters like this one where so many Canadians served and lost their lives.

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Beautifully preserved location. Very nice stroll through the area. this is worth a visit. Take the time to wander around.

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Kelso, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Quite a small crater with a small memorial to those buried there, but immaculately kept. If you want to see a really big crater, visit Lochnagar

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Europe
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Be careful to take accurate directions to this interesting place, but once there, it is very impressive. The drive takes you through part of the 'Red Zone' where people are not allowed to enter due to unexploded bombs. There is information in English and French and the feeling is very restful. There is also another crater cemetery about 500mt away... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was a deliberate wrong turning as heading for Vimy Ridge when saw the signpost and wandered up an agricultural road to find out what it was. It was worth straying off the standard beaten path and while ok in summer or a dry winter I would advise not visiting when its muddy and wet just in getting to road... More 

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Geneva
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

If you are doing the "Tour" you should include the largest mine in the area. The sheer energy it took to tunnel hundreds of yards under no-man's land... remaining unheard or detected, place the explosives and retire..... leaves the visitor in awe. The pathway around the crater has little memorial plaques attached to the ends of the wooden treads, and... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Its a bit of a trip if you are unsteady on your feet but as a place to visit it really brings home what happened to people in the world wars if you are like me you may well get upset when it dawns on you while walking round these holes in the ground the enormity of what happened there,... More 

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Arras
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We stopped of here with a group and everyone was overwhelmed by the attention to detail, crater was mown with stripes. A cross, of course, meaning more than 40 burials.

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Thank LePaj
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Branching off on the approach road to Vimy, will bring you to this small cemetery, as always beautifully maintained and somehow fits so well into the country scene.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

As ever with WW1 sites it was kept and could have been put down yesterday but the road to it is a bit adventurous in an average family car especially in inclement weather

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