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REMEMBRANCE TOURISM ❯ INTRODUCTION ENGLISH CHANNEL Calais Boulogne YOUR GUIDE


Now that our historical pages have whetted your appetite, it’s time to start planning your remembrance tour of northern France…


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elcome to our guide to remembrance tourism in France. The following pages aim to provide a clear overview of the main monuments, museums and activities in


Northern France, linking them to the historical events which put them on the map. A short introduction outlines each region’s role in World War 1, followed by a summary of the most convenient towns and cities in which to stay, with visits to principal remembrance sites in mind. With such an enormous wealth of history to be explored in


France, it is simply impossible to include every noteworthy site. After careful consideration, we’ve selected the highlights to give you all the advice you’ll need for a head start in planning your trip.


FRANCE Nissim de Camondo Museum


NORD-PAS DE CALAIS


Military Cemetery M


The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres


Bailleul Lille


Musée Vivant 1914-1918 Fromelles (Pheasant Wood)


The Wellington Quarry


Pozières tank


Thiepval Memorial memorial Lochnagar crater


Musée Somme 1916, Albert


Australian Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux


Australian Memorial Park, Le Hamel


PICARDIE M Albert Amiens M St. Quentin


Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne


Chapelle du Souvenir Francais, Rancourt


Compiégne


Caverne du Dragon, Musée du Chemin des Dames


Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez


The Vimy Ridge


Arras M M


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Galerie des Bibliothèques Army Museum


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PARIS


THOUGH IT DID not see any actual combat, Paris was far from unaff ected by war. Citizens endured long periods of deprivation and famine, and some shells even reached the capital via a long range siege gun. The Army Museum at


Les Invalides is the best place to begin exploring the city’s relationship with war.


134 ❮ WW1 Centenary Special Paris


Saint-Étienne-du- Mont Church


ILE DE FRANCE


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