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Clairiere de l'Armistice

Compiegne, France
+33 3 44 85 14 18
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Worth Visiting

A bit out of Compiegne, but worth going to visit. The small museum is well put together with... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A sombre reminder of the past

We took our daughters aged 5 and 10 and we talked through the significance of this peaceful place... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Burnley, United Kingdom
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This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good52%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Compiegne, France
+33 3 44 85 14 18
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

A bit out of Compiegne, but worth going to visit. The small museum is well put together with lots of Stereoscope photographs that showed what World War I was really like. Very emotional and shows what a horrific war it was. Was worth seeing.

Thank yupoarist
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We took our daughters aged 5 and 10 and we talked through the significance of this peaceful place, the sun was shining and we walked around explaining the Great War which was supposed to be the end of all wars. What a dedication to all...More

Thank danarm1986
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

While remembering these soldiers, I felt strange. This place is full of emotion, with all these useless deaths ... It also demonstrates the nationalism on both sides and during both world wars.

2  Thank Fcontrel
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were travelling across France on a nostalgia visit and we decided to visit Compiegne and the famous Clairiere de l'Armistice in the forest nearby. We were particularly interested, as our parents had been there in the 70s and talked of a railway carriage in...More

Thank richardanderson854
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here and when you look at all the displays it really transports you back in time. Both adults and kids enjoyed the displays.

Thank Shane2376
Reviewed 26 September 2016

An important stop on our tour of World War II sites and this was an amazing place to visit. I didn't realise how stirring this would feel but it was spine tingling to know what had happened here in both the first and second World...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is so important in the history of 2world wars and is a must visit if in the area .It is a tranquil setting with some statues in the outside groups and approach to the famous railway carriage. The entry fee is very reasonable...More

Thank cjmorpeth
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Set in the forest in lovely surroundings. 10 km walk from imperial palace through forest. Need good map for forest route. We returned by side if river. More interesting but last part was past industrial Compiegne. Good museum and learnt new interesting facts

Thank Mature_9
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Here in the clearing you can see the place of the armistice signing in 1918, and then see France's humiliation when Germany forced France to sign the surrender. Nearby is a museum with the train replica and an informative museum showing the events of world...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This place is easy to find and well signposted. There is plenty of parking. It is such an evocative space that everyone has seen on old newsreels. It is also strangely quiet with no birdsong. There is an excellent museum and an exact replica of...More

Thank Selgris
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