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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is the Australian Memorial for the Great War, harbouring aside the cemetery all names of the Australian soldiers, known unto God, fallen in France during WW1. Climb the tower and one gets a fantastic panoramic view

1  Thank conrad57
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This tour was one of our best ever. So moving and history driven and as a proud Aussie so so humbling.

Thank GranMar N
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is a must see. A hauntingly beautiful tribute. Walking up the tower is a must. The view is both spectacular and somber. You look out and imagine what it looked like during the battles. It was sad to see how young these men were...More

Thank Shelley T
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Was absolutely wonderful..not enough words to describe this beautiful place. Went to look for some family ..found..an absolutely awe inspiring tribute to those who lost their lives.

1  Thank Stephen/Sandra R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We caught a train from Gare do Nord to Amiens then changed trains to Villers Bretonneux it was an enjoyable 3 km walk to the memorial along quiet country roads The town is very quiet and peaceful with some nice bakeries and pubs. After arriving...More

3  Thank teralba
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Australian War Memorial is a must for all Australians. Paying homage to those that defended our freedom is a very moving experience. Beautiful grounds and highly moving landscape. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens the memorial itself is impressive and the bullet holes from world...More

1  Thank jackal8
Reviewed 29 March 2017

There is a bit of work being undertaken at the moment with the construction of the Sir John Monash visitor centre so be prepared for a little dirt and dust. This is the main memorial to all Australians who were killed on the Western Front...More

2  Thank Grant T
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Hi, we would like to attend the 100 anniversary next April at Villers-Bretoneux. We were thinking of flying into Frankfurt and hiring a car with friends. Is this a good idea to drive through Germany and France and how do we get tickets please for the service?
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
Sam S
Hi I'm planning to travel to the Memorial Sites from Paris (by train/public transport) in early May. Travelling on my own @ this stage. Would it be better to head back to Paris the same day - are there nice places to stay in the surrounding towns. Is it worth touring North into Belgium?
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
We will be travelling to Villers-Bretonneux for the dawn service this year, what is the best way to get to the service from the town, my wife and I are travelling with our 3 children ages 5 to 10. Is there a bus service from the town or other options?
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