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NOTRE-DAME-DE-LORETTE NECROPOLIS


From darkness springs hope

AT THE TOP

OF NOTRE-DAME-DE-LORETTE HILL


In Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, over 42,000 French soldiers who lost their lives on the Artois and Flanders fronts in France and Belgium during World War I have been laid to rest.

HOURS

The national necropolis is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ACCESS

2 Place de Notre Dame de Lorette,

62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

PRICES

Free

A REMARKABLE

LANDSCAPE


At the centre of the necropolis rise the lantern tower and basilica, watching over the soldiers. Like a lighthouse, the light projected from the top of the tower can be seen from dozens of kilometres in all directions. The two richly decorated monuments were designed by architect Louis-Marie Cordonnier.

THE LARGEST

NECROPOLIS IN FRANCE


With its strong position and the terrible battles it witnessed, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette hill was established in 1919 as a site to commemorate the sacrifice of thousands of soldiers. Today, the temporary cemetery created during the Battle of Artois has become a necropolis encompassing more than 150 cemeteries. This is the final resting place of more than 42,000 soldiers, making Notre-Dame-de-Lorette the largest necropolis in the country.

THE GUARD

OF HONOUR


Come and meet the guard of honour at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette necropolis. This is the work of more than 4,500 volunteers, split into several groups, who dedicate one day per year to watching over the necropolis and welcoming you to this unique place of commemoration. They can answer all of your questions and help you to find a grave.

HOW TO GET HERE ?


Adress

2 Place de Notre Dame de Lorette,

62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

Phone

03 21 74 83 15

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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.


Closed Monday and Tuesday - Closed in January

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