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Clairiere de l'Armistice

Compiegne, France
+33 3 44 85 14 18
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Important Site in the History of the World

My wife & I had been visiting American WWI Cemeteries when we decided to drive to Compiegne on our... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Wharton, Texas
Important History for Kids and Parents to remember

A museum and open grove set in a beautiful forest which honours the memory and the event of the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Daniel C
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This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (17 reviews)
“worth a visit” (14 reviews)
Compiegne, France
+33 3 44 85 14 18
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

My wife & I had been visiting American WWI Cemeteries when we decided to drive to Compiegne on our way back to our B&B in Reims. Because of heavy traffic, we arrived at the museum at 4:48pm. The museum closed at 5:00pm so we had...More

Thank bu67
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A museum and open grove set in a beautiful forest which honours the memory and the event of the Armistice signing. It held the attention of the children aged 7 and 5, who particularly liked the picture machines which actually gave photos from the period...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A replica restaurant carriage depicting the signing of the WW1 armistice in 1918 and 1940 is in the first room. Beyond is the rotunda with 27 stereoscopic appliances with over 700 photos in relief. The walls and cabinets are full of photos, documents and possessions...More

Thank annie2mac
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Memorial to where the Armistice of WWI was signed: a train car (replica of the original), lots of pictures, uniforms, etc., huge statue of General Foch outside. Very well done.

Thank C B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A glimpse into history. The museum is just the right size and has some wonderful pieces. The pictures showing life in the trenches is truly amazing.

Thank Marjolein v
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Quite astonishing to stand at this very important place. Good reconstruction of the carraige and explanation of its fate.

Thank elizabethn188633
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This was my fourth visit to the site of the Armistice. Each time, it never fails to impress, or move me. The museum alongside the train carriage is excellent, especially the 3D photo machines. Horrific images brought to life. Overall a very moving place.

Thank Chris24804766
Reviewed 1 August 2017

plenty of history here..interesting site in the woods. small but comprehensive museum. easy parking and short walk

Thank jamescE3374NI
Reviewed 22 July 2017

An interesting well kept attraction and museum. Lots of interesting artefacts and information about the wars. The replica of the carriage is excellent. We enjoyed our visit and seeing all the original photos was amazing. Set in lovely grounds definitely worth a visit!

Thank Ditravel3136
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A large site with an assortment of interesting things to see plus a small museum. Plenty to occupy an hour or so or even half a day

Thank dianne m
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22 September 2017|
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Response from dianne m | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport to this site to my knowledge.