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Australian War Memorial

Villers-Bretonneux, France
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The memorial is the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their dead, and especially to name those of the dead whose graves are not known. This memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The memorial sits on top of the hill just out of Villers- Bretonneux. We went the day before the Dawn service. It was very quiet and a great time for reflection and understanding. It is so well manicured and maintained this is a credit to...More

Thank Colinmargie
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived at this memorial in the late afternoon. Beautiful location. Building work ongoing at present. Very impressive memorial. Terrific scenery. Please visit. Not to be missed.

Thank May04sam2015
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We arrived mid morning and the fog was just lifting. The peacefulness, the beautiful setting, the graves and the amazing memorial will leave a lasting impression on you. It was very very moving. Make sure you go up the tower as the views are amazing...More

Thank Kylie L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My friend and I toured around the Somme on a 3 day visit. This war memorial was immaculate in its appearance and very sombre as you would expect. If your Australian this is a must see, if your not its well worth the visit just...More

Thank lee6377
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cold rainy day to view the sacrifice made by so many. Certainly a necessary pilgrimage for any Aussie.

Thank Max C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was absolutely awed by the size of this cemetery. The number of battle deaths here was incredible. This memorial does a great job of commemorating Australia's participation in the great war and is being expanded in 2018 with the establishment of the Monash Center....More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Made a short visit to this cemetery situated at the top of a hill with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Currently a lot of work being done on the site to provide a visitor centre. The graves are situated on either side of the...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Quite a large cemetery with a huge monument, and tower, at the far end. Mostly Australian soldiers, but also a number of soldiers from other nations as well. The bullet marks from when the Nazi's stormed through here are also evident.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A fitting tribute to soldiers of the Great War. This Cemetery is undergoing building work at the moment. This is to provide an interactive museum. However it is still worth visiting, as the graves of the fallen can still be viewed. You can still climb...More

Thank TrickyDicky98
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Unfortunately the Memorial is currently blighted by building works. This means that the walkway / cycleway from Villers-Bretonneux town does not access the memorial... quite annoying on a hot day. I will send It seems this will be the case until 2018. Other than that,...More

Thank Gen F
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9 May 2017|
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Response from GranMar N | Reviewed this property |
We did an escorted tour with Sylvestre of Terres du Memories. Train from Paris to Amiens where we were picked up at Station and that night dropped at Lille Station. I'm sure if you emailed some of these tour people they... More
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5 February 2017|
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Response from NorthWalesKath | Reviewed this property |
Ditto about the accommodation. Don't miss the Victoria schoolas you travel the area. We stayed in Amiens which had a lively area by the river for dinner etc. There is a battlefield tour departing by the station which we did... More
23 January 2017|
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Response from DitchAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Look I'm not sure what sort of transport would be available as we were on a tour but I would say you would have no problems with getting to the dawn service as many Australian will be doing the same thing as you an I would... More