Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Vimy
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Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy honors a major World War I battle, the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917, which marked the first time Canada fielded an entire army of her own. Vimy was the only victory the Allies would enjoy during their 1917 spring offensive. The memorial contains a large number of stylized features, including 20 human figures, which help the viewer in contemplating the structure as a whole. The front wall, normally mistaken for the back, is 7.3 m (24 ft) high and represents an impenetrable wall of defense. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy and many more Vimy attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vimy vacation route planner.
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  • This is a very impressive memorial to the Canadians that fought and died during WW1. After seeing the memorial it is worth the time to walk around the now wooded area of the site to get an idea of how...  more »
  • Great site and a credit to the Canadian authorities, particularly as only this site and the Newfoundland memorial at Beaumont Hamel seem to have retained the trenches and most strikingly the shell hol...  more »
  • Situated on top of the ridge, this memorial is very impressive and important reminder to all of us about history and the losses in WWI. The First World War was "the war to end all wars". Sadly, during...  more »