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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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Eternal light over the plains of Artois

The highest point in the plains of Artois (166m). The largest military cemetery in France (42,000 souls). A haunting walk inside the ring with the open pages of the book with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highest point in the plains of Artois (166m). The largest military cemetery in France (42,000 souls). A haunting walk inside the ring with the open pages of the book with 600,000 names of lost lives. The light in the lantern tower is a tribute in the night to all those who gave their lives for our freedom.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Perched on a hill this impressive church is a chance to take a moment to be quiet and reflective, given you are in the heart of a very large French cemetery. Touring the Battlefields is often a challenging experience, a quiet place like this allows you to catch your breathe and reflect on what you have seen. Well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a lovely, large cemetery dedicated to the French. Its a nice calming place a sea of crosses to remember the fallen soldiers.

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Pas de Calais
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Some 40,000 souls are at rest here in this vast cemetery. The lantern tower with the tomb for the unkown soldiers and its small museum on the first floor is both moving and interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This was such a moving cemetery. Standing in the middle it was impossible to see the end of the crosses. That in itself made us feel such a sense of loss. It is the largest French cemetery in the world. It was emotional seeing the sheer enormity of soldiers buried here, around 40,000. Unforgettable.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A visit here will clearly demonstrate the human toll to not only the French but also to all those who lost there lives at the Somme as depicted on the Ring of Remembrance. The simplicity of the crosses and in 7 cases of father and son was very moving

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Thank DJandR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

To look out across the endless rows and rows of crosses in the cemetery was truly moving. The simplicity of the crosses was very fitting and dignified. The cemetery is planted with what seem to be hundreds of hydrangea shrubs and all were in flower, looking beautiful. The simplicity of the cemetery is contrasted by the ornate church, which is... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Largest French military cemetery in the world. It stands high and can be seen from miles away. And walk down to the Ring of Remembrance

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you for taking care of history so we never forget. Truly a beautiful place, making inpact on both us and our kids. Make sure to also visit the trenches right by the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Like the Ossuary in Verdun, the Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette is a sacred place for the French, and quite right too. It is the world's largest French military cemetery and bears the scars of three battles in the Artois. The Battles of Artois were as costly in French lives as the better-known Battle of Verdun. As with... More 

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