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HISTORY CENTRE


Out of darkness cometh light

AT THE FOOT

OF LORETTE HILL


Among the old battlefields in Souchez, the History Centre of Memorial 14-18 (formerly known as Lens 14-18) is housed in a building with a unique architectural design of black concrete and glass by Pierre-Louis Faloci.

HOURS

From 1 April to 11 November :

  • from Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

From 12 November to 31 March :

  • from Wednesday to Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Fermé le lundi et le mardi – Fermé en janvier

Pour les groupes, possibilité de visites guidées du lundi au dimanche même en janvier

ACCESS

102 Rue Pasteur,

62153 Souchez


Access to the parking lot via chemin de Lens


Follow the direction "Notre-dame-de-Lorette" when arriving at Souchez

PRICES

Free entry

all year round except for special events.

Youth booklet available at the reception for 3 euros (from 7-8 years old).

Audio guide available in four languages : French, English, German and Dutch for €3.

UNIQUE

ARCHITECTURE


In the middle of an open landscape, the History Centre of stands out with its sober and impressive architecture made of black concrete cubes, reminiscent of the blockhouses that were built as part of the Ring of Remembrance. Through glimpses of light over the plains of the Pas-de-Calais and its dark walls, its interior reflects the sombre memory of the global conflict.

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UNSEEN

HISTORIQUE INÉDIT


The exhibition is split into seven parts: the war of movement, trench warfare, a deadly war of attrition, the North under German occupation, the return from the war of movement, death on the front and the “hell of the North” and rebuilding.

A METICULOUS

EXHIBITION


Here, you can see historical objects, previously unseen and high-quality photos, period films and animated maps that give an understanding of the scale of the conflict in Nord-Pas-de-Calais during World War I. More than 300 large-format photographs, both official and anonymously taken by soldiers, plunge us into the harrowing reality of this terrible war.

HOW TO GET HERE ?


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Adress

102 Rue Pasteur Parking,Chemin de Lens, 62153 Souchez

Téléphone

03 21 74 83 15

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102 Rue Pasteur, Parking by "Chemin de Lens", 62153 Souchez

From 1 April to 11 November

• from Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

• Saturday and Sunday 11h-13h / 14h-18h

From 12 November to 31 March

• from Wednesday to Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Closed on Monday and Tuesday - Closed in January

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