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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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Largest French Military Cemetery in the world

As a Brit, one tends to overlook the fact that the French also fought in The Great War. This French cemetary is enormous. On top of a hill and you can see the monument from miles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

As a Brit, one tends to overlook the fact that the French also fought in The Great War. This French cemetary is enormous. On top of a hill and you can see the monument from miles away, indeed at night when the Lantern Tower is lit up the light carries for 45 miles. The graves of the north african muslim... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Beautiful area. Buildings quite stunning. The necropolis is unusual . Lots of French speaking guides but no English speaking guides. There is a new monument adjacent to the old one, built to commemorate the 100 yr anniversary. Apparently it was quite controversial , but personally I don't think it detracts from the older site. It is circular and engraved in... More 

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Haslingden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

WW1 French Cemetry, that will take your breathe away. Set high on a hill the site of Notre-Dama de Lorette can be seen for miles. drive up and enter the gates and you are blown away by the lines of wooden crosses.

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Felixstowe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Having been to the Cemetery before I was showing a friend around the area.non arriving here we were surprised by the area to the left of the Cemetery that, quite frankly, looked like Building Fences blocking off an area under construction. However, on further investigation I was so surprised that the inside is so totally different. A Memorial to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We visited the memorial on the second morning of our battlefield tour. This World War 1 memorial is unique & worth visiting regardless of nationality for several reasons: the beautiful countryside vista (when not shrouded in mist) shows visibly Vimy Ridge. Additionally the Ring of Remembrance with the names of 580,000 soldiers who perished on the grounds of Northern France... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

It was really a perfect small roadtrip for me in the North of France. It's just an hour give or take from my host in the North of France so we had a lot of chance to go window shopping in Arras and chill in some cafes there. Perfect if you have a car!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

This massive French war cemetery is comprised of a number of parts. In addition to the graves of tens of thousands of soldiers, there is the Basilica of Notre Dame de Lorette, whose interior walls are engraved with the names of fallen soldiers. the Lantern Tower, whose light is visible for miles around, and most notably, a recently built circular... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

For Commonwealth visitors to France, this monument might not be on everyone's agenda but it should be. The views are fantastic - it gives you an explanation why it was the scene of fierce battles. You can see Vimy Ridge across the valley, They have a newer memorial wall with names of people killed from all sides. The cemetery is... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This cemetery is the largest French cemetery in the world and sits on a hill with fine views towards Vimy Ridge. Visited here on a Battlefield Tour and found it very interesting. There is a Ring of Remembrance with the names of every soldier from both sides killed or missing in the North area of the fighting, it is a... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Nothing can prepare you as you park and then quietly walk into the grounds and look reverently upon the many crosses that each mark the sacrifice made by those who sought to defend their country from invasion. One that really hit home and demonstrates the huge impact war has on the family was the memorial for a father, killed in... More 

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