THE RING OF REMEMBRANCE
To remember and pay tribute to all these lives sacrificed during the Great War, the Ring of Remembrance was constructed in 2014 as an international memorial, and bears the names of almost 580,000 soldiers who fell in northern France between 1914 and 1918.
580,000 NAMES UNITED IN POSTHUMOUS BROTHERHOOD
United in posthumous brotherhood, their names are engraved in a seemingly endless list. They are organised by alphabetical order, and for the first time, without any distinction between nationality, ranking, gender or religion.
Its original architecture, overhanging the hill, is the creation of Philippe Prost. The concrete ring has a circumference of 345 metres, with 56 metres suspended above the ground.
This unique form evokes the notion of brotherhood, reminiscent of a circle of children holding hands, while the cantilevered structure is reminiscent of the fragility of peace.
The technical challenges, contrasted with the purity and simplicity of the monument, inspire admiration and contemplation.
REMEMBERING OUR SHARED HISTORY
Discover this extraordinary place, with its modern architecture and powerful, symbolic message. While discovering the striking lists of names, you might even come across your own, borne by an ancestor, or a distant cousin.