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Standing at the foot of the hill of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Lens' 14-18 - Centre d'Histoire Guerre et Paix presents the Great War on the soil of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Designed by the architect Pierre-Louis Faloci, the contemporary building is...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
102, Rue Pasteur | Parking by Chemin de Lens to Souchez city, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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This listing is not accurate. First of all when you select the website it doesn't work. Additionally, it says the site is open today. I can guarantee you it is not as we went today. It is closed the entire month of Jan.
Although there are not many artefacts there is an extensive display of photographs on glass with back lighting giving a very complete view of WE1 locally and further afield in Europe on a month by month and year by year basis. A visit not to...More
Down the hill from a major French national cemetery commemorating more than half a million of the country’s casualties in WW1, this free new museum reviews the progress of the war, mainly through photographs and computerised moving maps. There is a strong, but not overwhelming...More
Visited following a recommendation in trip advisor . Sadly v disappointed. Mainly a series of photographs with inscriptions, and the odd static display and cabinet of artefacts . It did cover the period fairly well in terms of the history but as an experience it...More
A newish free museum spread over several rooms. Many artefacts from WWI and lots of photos and story boards detailing many of events from the area during WWI. There are some video’s playing on a loop as well. Well worth a visit.
Really excellent museum to give you an overview of WW1 and the Arras area.
Not too heavy with physical exhibits, but it chronologically it gives you an insight how WW1 played out.
Free museum and definitely worth visiting.
Reccomendation, leave your car here and walk...More
I can only echo what everyone else has said. This modern museum gives an excellent insight into the Great War in this area and it is most interesting to see from the French perspective. The interactive maps are particularly clear and helpful and the many...More
This museum , in a town which was devastated during the war , is understated in the way it presents itself. It is a short distance from Vimy and the largest French war cemetery in the world ( Notre-Dame de Lorette It is housed in...More
Definitely worth coming here for an hour or two as a precursor to visiting the local cemeteries and battle sites. It tells the story of the First World War very well with boards in French and English and animated screens showing how the western front...More