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Saint Julien Memorial, Ieper (Ypres)

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  • Our family (children ages 10 and 12) stopped here on a tour around near-by cemeteries and monuments. This was a worthwhile stop, as it added to the story of the Battles of Ypres. The monument was some...  more »
  • As you look up at the towering monument of the Brooding Soldier, you can't help be feel overwhelmed by the sacrifices made here. Approximately 2000 Canadian soldiers perished here while fighting back ...  more »
  • When it comes to the site, we find a poster for Canadian monuments in the country and this is quite special to see that when we find ourselves abroad. A friend showed me a few monuments dedicated to the first world war this day and this was one. The monument is surrounded by a well-kept and peaceful floral garden. There was a book of visitors well sheltered behind a metal door that we signed. I couldn't help but pick up the names of other Canadian visitors among the signatories but I found! Not a lot of Quebec but several Alberta and British Colombia.
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  • My family visited this memorial as it marks a special event in our family narrative. My grandfather fought in the Second Battle of Ypres April 22-24, 1915. He fortunately survived the gas attacks but was wounded in the knee and captured by the Germans during their advance. He spent the rest of the war as a POW, working on a farm and came to admire the German people. This monument truly is a fitting tribute to those that fell in those tragic days. We visited on a rainy day and the giant soldier brooding in a towering fashion over the surrounding trees is a sight worth remembering. About 2 km SE on Keezelaarstraat is another small monument on Gravenstaffel Ridge located where the Canadians faced the Geman attack.
  • Unique memorial makes for interesting photography whatever the weather. Just reflect on the horrors of gas/chemical warfare.
  • Nice, well maitained WW1 Canadian commemorative site
  • Amazing Memorial and tribute to those who lost their lives in WW1
  • A very well kept memorial with the impressive stone "Brooding Soldier" and surrounding gardens which have been planted with soils from all over Canada. Don't forget to sign the guest register at the back. There are no toilets nearby so keep that in mind.

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Where to stay in Ieper (Ypres)

As a small town, Ieper provides most of its accommodations in the city center within walking distance from the central train station and the main tourist attractions. You'll find mostly mid-range hotels nestled in the historical center, which is contained by a ring of canals snaking their way around the city's core. With only a modest array of choices, the majority of places to stay are small mid-range hotels or bed and breakfasts.
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