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Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette

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2 Place de Notre Dame de Lorette, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

So emotional to see the memorial to the dead soldiers from the First World War . Word to the Wise you can park almost outside if you are disabled ,as the disabled parking is about 1000 feet from the main entrance. Whole area is beautifully...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandra523
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Besides the necropolis and cemetery which are peaceful and emotive there is a circular wall of remembrance containing around 600,000 names of soldiers from numerous countries who died in the surrounding battlefields. To my total surprise I found the name of an uncle who died...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

What a moving experience to visit the largest cemetery of French fatalities during WW1. To see the rows of crosses is both sad and moving. A short steep climb up the steps of the tower to see artefacts from the war is well worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 3 November 2018

A very moving visit to this site, the world's largest French military cemetery, which contains the remains of over 40,000 soldiers both in the ossuary and in rows of graves marked by simple crosses. Here are also gathered the ashes of many concentration camp victims....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette is an important site commemorating the French casualties of WW1, There is an enormous cemetery and a basilica which was not open during our visit as it is undergoing refurbishment. Alongside the Necropole and cemetery is a a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This review is for the necropolis , not the nearby memorial which has it’s own entry. This is a beautiful resting place for the French troops who defended their country in the First World War

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The list of 580,000 soldiers of all nations who died in fighting in Pas de Calais and northern France is astounding. The sheer number of burials and the mass graves is such a shock. Please visit

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Set on a hill of the same name just across the autoroute from Vimy Ridge, this memorial is a very moving place to visit. The resting place of over 40,000 French soldiers, they are buried in both graves and ossuaries. The small basilica stands out...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SallyF906
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Very impressive monument/memorial to the French fallen in WW1. Personally found the Anneau de la Memoire even more impressive as it starkly displays the sheer loss of life in WW1

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Starkreality1
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Deeply moving, such a tragic waste of life. Fitting memorial to the brave soldiers. You will leave here with a lump in your throat

Date of experience: October 2017
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