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CANADIAN NATIONAL

VIMY MEMORIAL

At the centre of a 107-hectare forest, the Parc commémoratif du Canada (Canadian Commemorative Park) invites you to visit its impressive monument looking out over the plain that pays tribute to the 66,000 Canadian soldiers who died in France during the war. A visitor centre and reconstructed trenches complete the visit, in a landscape that is still strewn with craters from shells, mines and covered with a coniferous forest.


LOUVRE LENS

MUSEUM

À Lens, visiter le musée-parc du Louvre-Lens est un incontournable. L’équipe du musée propose de nombreuses visites, ateliers et animations pour tous les publics, même les bébés dès 9 mois ! Le Louvre-Lens accueille les collections du musée du Louvre Paris et les présente à travers une scénographie inédite dans la Galerie du temps.


11/19 SLAG HEAP

Avec les fosses Arenberg à Wallers, Delloye à Lewarde et 9-9bis à Oignies, la fosse 11/19 à Loos-en-Gohelle est l'un des quatre grands sites de production emblématiques de la mémoire minière du Bassin Nord-pas-de-Calais, inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.


THE WELLINGTON TUNNEL

The Wellington Tunnel, a memorial of the Battle of Arras, opens to the public the network of underground tunnels that had a decisive role in the 1917 WWI battle. This location highlights the soldiers’ strategy, the involvement of allies and the importance of the town in the history of the First World War.


1914 – 1918

WAR MEMORIAL

Having become common after the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War, a number of French communities erected monuments in the aftermath of World War I in memory of their children who died for their country.


MEMORIAL TRAILS

IN NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS

Whether walking or on bikes, explore the memorial trails in Nord-Pas-de-Calais that bore witness to the events of WWI. There are almost 150 km of routes to explore monuments, landscapes and hear about both large and small stories from the war.


THE CWGC

EXPERIENCE

Installé là même où se situent les ateliers de production de la CWGC, The CWGC Experience permettra aux visiteurs de découvrir la réalité de cette tâche immense : grâce à des aménagements spécifiques, ils pourront voir les artisans hautement qualifiés de la CWGC à l’œuvre. Equipés de leurs outils et de machines dédiées, tailleurs de pierre, menuisiers, forgerons, mécaniciens feront la démonstration de leur travail quotidien. Un audioguide complètera cette visite en donnant la parole au personnel de la Commission


CWGC

BRITISH CEMETERIES

Britain’s remembrance is represented by more than 800 cemeteries, which are mostly established on the site of a temporary cemetery on the front or near to an old aid station. Among the largest is Cabaret-Rouge in Souchez; established in 1916, it is a magnificent location and an excellent example of the fine memorials put in place by the British Empire following the war.

Find the addresses of all our other memorial sites at the Lens-Liévin Tourist Office.

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

Du 1er avril au 11 novembre :

• 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.

Du 12 novembre au 31 mars :

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


Closed Monday and Tuesday - Closed in January

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

Du 1er avril au 11 novembre :

• 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.

Du 12 novembre au 31 mars :

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


Closed Monday and Tuesday - Closed in January

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