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Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette

Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
+33 3 21 29 30 62
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Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Notre Dame de Lorette is a large, beautiful, and moving French Military Cemetery. The number of graves is immense, and somewhat overwhelming. In the middle of the cemetery is the church of the same name, with beautiful stained class windows. There is also a tomb...More

Thank lysmekah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Acres and acres of crosses, standing in perfect formation like an army. Seeing so many graves drives home the horror of WW1 and how many lost their lives. This is only one of many, many such cemeteries, some small some even larger. This one also...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We visited to see the church and visit the cemetery, however the bell tower memorial of the colonial coffins was beautifully presented and cared for, the biggest shock and most emotional point is the new name circle, listing every dead or missing person lost on...More

Thank casbrown
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This majestic memorial on top of the hill is sacred ground for France, and within distance of Vimy ridge, a place of similar significance for Canadians. Rows after rows of tombs, a gorgeous church (containing to the right at the entrance the stone and inscription...More

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 3 May 2017

moving and questioning about the aftermaths of war - impressive site to be seen - museums all around the sites -

Thank delphineg08
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Situuated just up a hill from the Lens 14-18 museum, this memorial is well worth a visit. Large basilica, large French military cemetery. Stop and look at the photographs on the panels as you drive up the hill, showing what the view you can see...More

1  Thank DesdinovaUK
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Came across this place by accident but I am so glad we did, absolute must see if you are in the area. The French military cemetery and museum is great but we were overwhelmed by the memorial sculpture with the names of everyone who died...More

Thank grumpyoldwoman99
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Having driven down the A26 innumerable times and seen the brown sign pointing out the 'Colline de Notre Dame de Lorette' off to the right of the motorway, it was only this week that its significance was brought home to me. The location is stunning...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This place is somewhere I think everyone should see. It really makes your understand the vast amount of lives that were lost during the ww1. Very difficult to put into words how it feels to visit a place like this.

Thank wanderlustpack
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The highest point in the plains of Artois (166m). The largest military cemetery in France (42,000 souls). A haunting walk inside the ring with the open pages of the book with 600,000 names of lost lives. The light in the lantern tower is a tribute...More

Thank Peter D
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