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French War Memorial, Pondicherry

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Take a stroll through French War Memorial, dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. Built in 1971, it stands opposite to a Gandhi statue in the French quarter. Every year on Bastille Day (July 14), swarms of tourists and families of fallen soldiers gather to pay their respects here, the monument is illuminated to solemnly mark the occasion. Visit the beach nearby to enjoy the cool breeze and warm sand. From there, you can take photographs of the stark white memorial contrasted by a green backdrop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to French War Memorial and many more Pondicherry attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pondicherry travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a historical place near Pondicherry beach. Nothing special just a memorial with a historical significance.  more »
  • I appreciate that all memorials are solemn places but I found this memorial especially moving. The names come from numerous French colonial possessions and their names are clearly inscribed. Well wort...  more »
  • It is located on beach road. It is built in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in First war. The memorial is simple and nice.  more »