Canadian National Vimy Memorial
In the heart of a 107-hectare forest,discover the Canadian National Vimy Memorialoverlooking the plain, and payingtribute to the 66,000 Canadian soldiers who diedin France during the Great War. Continue your visit through the pine tree forest with the with the education centre and rebuild trenches set up amongst shell holes and mine craters.
The British Cemeteries of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
The British act of remembrance takes the form of more than 800 cemeteries, varying greatly in size and most often located on the site of a temporary front-line cemetery or in the vicinity of a former aid post.
One of the largest, the Cabaret-Rouge cemetery in Souchez, was founded in 1916 and is a magnificent place that fully expresses the refined act of remembrance undertaken by the British Empire in the aftermath of the conflict.
German military cemeteries
The German act of remembrance in the region is through vast necropolises or cemeteries established near former military hospitals, where large trees watch over the soldiers’ tombs.
La Maison Blanche cemetery is the largest German military necropolis on French soil, at Neuville-Saint-Vaast (RD 937, 62580 Neuville-Saint-Vaast).
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The Wellington Quarry, a memorial to the Battle of Arras, allows the public access to the network of tunnels that played a decisive role during the Great War in the 1917 battle. This site highlights the soldiers’ strategy, the Allied undertaking and the place of towns and cities in the history of the First World War.
1914-1918 War memorials
In the aftermath of the First World War a number of French communities were to inaugurate their memorials, first seen following the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War, to those who had died for their country.
Remembrance trails in northern France
Whether on foot or by bike, explore the remembrance trails of northern France, where the history of the First World War unfolded. Around 90 miles of tours for you to explore monuments, landscapes, and the conflict’s history at different scales.