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Audio Guide Rental for the permanent exhibition at Lens 14 -18 Great War museum

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    What to Expect
    Located in Souchez, at the heart of the Artois Front, the Lens’ 14 - 18 War and Peace History Center is dedicated to the history of the First World War in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais departments of France.

    The international visitors center offers a unique collection of graphic material: animated maps, letters, archive photography (some hitherto unseen), period films and iconic objects from all around the world.

    The exhibition represents the points of view of all the belligerent forces at the fronts of Artois and French Flanders: the Germans, French, British, and Belgians.

    There are over 300 large photographs to help illustrate offensives, and the archive film footage allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in World War one (WWI).

    The permanent exhibition, developed by an international scientific committee and directed by the French historian Yves Le Maner, provides the keys to understanding and interpreting the themes and chronology of World War I. It establishes a coherent account of the events which struck the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region between 1914 and 1918.

    The 7 chapters which make up the Lens’ 14 - 18 museum :

    1 : The war of movement (August - October 1914)

    2 : Trench warfare

    3 : A deadly war of attrition

    4 : The North under German occupation

    5 : Return to war of movement (March - November 1918)

    6 : Death at the front

    7 : The « hell of the north » and reconstruction

    At the end of the exhibition in the remembrance room you can use tablets to consult databases of the nearly 580,000 soldiers, of all nationalities, who fell in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Their names are engraved on the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette International Memorial which lists all the soldiers who died, were buried or commemorated within the Nord and Pas-de-Calais departments during the First World War.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Museum Lens' 14-18 Great War museum to Souchez city
    (10 minutes from Vimy and 25 minutes from North of Arras - France)
    Departure Time
    10am - 5pm
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Memorial' 14-18
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    By: Memorial' 14-18
    107 reviews
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    RoaminNome
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    164
    New museum.
    This is a new, purpose built modern building. The displays are good with a lot of interesting facts and some WW1
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    Nomad_498
    Somme, France
    71
    Great museum
    Excellent museum, Helpful and pleasant staff, loads of photographs to help the visitor imagine the reality of WW1.
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    CatalinaCapri
    Hatfield, United Kingdom
    30
    Leger Battlefield Tour
    If you enjoy reading a lot of text then you’ll love this but if like me you prefer artefacts that bring events to
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    Phil B
    165
    Leger battlefield tour
    Didn't enjoy this museum spent 15 minutes in it .some good pics in it but found it dull sorry but I just did .
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    fssutton1
    Charleston, South Carolina
    666270
    Not accurate
    This listing is not accurate. First of all when you select the website it doesn't work. Additionally, it says
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    Alex24091943
    Sawtry, United Kingdom
    14233
    A wonderful exhibition
    Although there are not many artefacts there is an extensive display of photographs on glass with back lighting
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    IanAberdeen
    Aberdeen
    460211
    Mainly for the French
    Down the hill from a major French national cemetery commemorating more than half a million of the country’s
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    muttiHertsUk
    herts uk
    4729
    Disappointing
    Visited following a recommendation in trip advisor . Sadly v disappointed. Mainly a series of photographs with
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    Scotty102
    Innerleithen, United Kingdom
    407146
    Well Worth A Visit
    A newish free museum spread over several rooms. Many artefacts from WWI and lots of photos and story boards
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    colin g
    Rainham, United Kingdom
    797214
    Worth a visit and Interesting but could be so much better.
    Its free,which is important and what there is is very interesting, but having visited a number of private museums
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    Ewen H
    Scotland
    287111
    Excellent museum
    Really excellent museum to give you an overview of WW1 and the Arras area. Not too heavy with physical exhibits,
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    LesleyScarborough
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    249149
    First-Class WW1 Museum
    I can only echo what everyone else has said. This modern museum gives an excellent insight into the Great War in
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    Bob M
    Nova Scotia
    5035
    Great depth in this museum. If you have an interest in this region and the war, visit.
    This museum , in a town which was devastated during the war , is understated in the way it presents itself. It is
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    PuttingPenToPaper
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    423221
    A great scene-setter
    Definitely worth coming here for an hour or two as a precursor to visiting the local cemeteries and battle sites.
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    DesdinovaUK
    Dover, United Kingdom
    643344
    One of the best WW! museums / exhibitions I have visited
    This museum tells the story, mainly in photographic form, of the 1914-18 period as experienced in the Lens area.
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    Key Details
    • Memorial' 14-18
    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German
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