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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  • Reminiscence of the past, well maintained. Good to stop by if you are in that area. There is no need to go there to see it.  more »
  • While walking on the goubert avenue in Pondicherry, or as it's better known the beach road u may actually miss it. It's bang opposite Le Cafe, would be nice if one could bow down their heads to the fa...  more »
  • The French War Memorial in Puducherry is on Goubert Avenue located opposite to the Gandhi statue. It is dedicated to the residents of French India who died for the country during the First World War. ...  more »
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  • Nice place build in the memory of soldiers died during the world war. However the entry is restricted to this area. But one can easily get a glimpse of this memorial as it easily visible. The memorial is well maintained. The area surrounding the memorial is cleaned and well maintained.
  • Best thing is it's beside the sea shore. Properly maintained. Can't go inside. But during summer after 11am till 4 pm is super hot. So avoid during summer. Excellent view of sea from there. Best for photo clicking
  • The stylish French War Memorial, located in the renowned Goubert Avenue, is a monument for those soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War. Annual commemoration is celebrated every year on 14th July; during the period the memorial gets illuminated beautifully.
  • Good place to hang out. Awesome in evenings.
  • Beautiful memorial to the fallen soldiers from France India in the First World War. Well maintained but closed permanently it seems to public. Shame and a little crazy, I suspect this is just laziness, not employing someone to lock and unlock. I asked next door at the French embassy or consulate if they’d mind if I jumped over the gate and they were cool with it. Recommend doing so. If we’re paying respect let us at least see the names of the fallen.
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