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Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette

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Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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All reviews french soldiers military cemetery notre dame de lorette lantern tower first world war vimy ridge washington dc sheer number both sides memorial wall lost their lives very interesting museum fitting tribute highest point bell tower brings home mass graves
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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

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Reviewed 5 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

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Reviewed 30 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

Thank SmilerP
Reviewed 2 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

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 24 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

Thank Starkreality1
Reviewed 14 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

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I have travelled all over The Western Front over the last 15 years or so and this memorial is by far the most stunningly beautiful, the ring of remembrance not long built at the side of it really is a memorial in its own right...More

Thank AntonyC58
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Notre Dame de Lorette is a large, beautiful, and moving French Military Cemetery. The number of graves is immense, and somewhat overwhelming. In the middle of the cemetery is the church of the same name, with beautiful stained class windows. There is also a tomb...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Acres and acres of crosses, standing in perfect formation like an army. Seeing so many graves drives home the horror of WW1 and how many lost their lives. This is only one of many, many such cemeteries, some small some even larger. This one also...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We visited to see the church and visit the cemetery, however the bell tower memorial of the colonial coffins was beautifully presented and cared for, the biggest shock and most emotional point is the new name circle, listing every dead or missing person lost on...More

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