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Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

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Address: Arras, France
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Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in...

Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle, near the Citadel, approximately 2 Kms due west of the railway station.

The GPS coordinates for the cemetery are 50.28670, 2.76057

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Arras and Vimy ridge centenary with leger battlefield tour

We went on this tour from 9/4/2017-12/4/2017. I had booked it a year ago as my grandfather died at Arras and is commemorated on this memorial so i wanted to pay my respects. We... read more

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on this tour from 9/4/2017-12/4/2017. I had booked it a year ago as my grandfather died at Arras and is commemorated on this memorial so i wanted to pay my respects. We have been with Leger many times and have always found them excellent, and the tour guides are also very good and they can't help you enough.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arras was on the front line for much of WW1 so it's not surprising there is a large war cemetery within walking distance of the city centre. Like all British war cemeteries it is immaculately maintained. It's sobering to think of the lives lost as you see the rows of headstones. Interesting to see separate sections for Hindu, Muslim, Sikh... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful high walled cemetery contains the graves of many Allied soldiers killed in World War One, including many New Zealand Engineers killed in tunnelling operations. Here too is the Air Force / Flying Corps Memorial to the Missing, commemorating those who have no known graves

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a disabled friend here for first time and was very moving. Have visited before and always emotional.

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Thank sarahcK781SR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calm and contemplative, a beautiful and moving memorial, beautifully kept. When we were there, the place was being pressure jetted to keep the stone white, which meant it wasn't as peaceful as it must usually be, but it is a tribute to the CWGC that the whole site is so well maintained. Free parking. Highly recommend this as a starting... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went to this memorial site to mark the centenary of the death in combat of one the great uncles of my husband and, as we found it on our very first visit more than 20 years ago, it is a wonderfully peaceful place in spite of its associations of war. Like all Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites, it is... More 

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Powys, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Easy to find and free parking over the road. When we visited, there was no-one else there, apart from a couple of workmen who were repairing/cleaning a section of the commemorative walls. It was peaceful and moving to contemplate the dreadful waste of life, and to try to imagine back to the world as was in 1916/17/18 during the Somme... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is probably the most moving experience of a war cemetery we've been to. The building leading to the graves is solemn and beautiful. Designed by Lutyens it makes a statement about sacrifice, love and respect. When you emerge from between the pillars the view of thousands of graves in military lines is overwhelming. Every one has a story to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Fauborg-d'amien's Cemetery and the Arras Memorial was originally a French cemetery and at the Armistice, French graves were relocated elsewhere and commonwealth graves brought here from the battlefields around Arras and from other cemeteries. The memorial commemorates more than 34,000 missing of the Arras sector between 1917 & 1918. The cemetery is the final resting place for 2650 commonwealth... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Visited many cemeteries in and around Arras. Everyone has many stories to tell, all emotional. Brave men, who gave their all. WEe must remember them.

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