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. Plan to visit French War Memorial during your Pondicherry vacation using our convenient Pondicherry trip planner .
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  • Nice looking memorial along the promenade. Built in respect for the French loss during the wars. You cant get close but worth a quick look.  more »
  • It's a war memorial and no one is allowed to go near the memorial. It's along the beach road near the Gandhi Statue.  more »
  • The French War Memorial in Pondicherry is a small but beautiful war memorial built by the French for the French Indian's who died fighting in the First World War as well as some other prominent French...  more »
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