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Canadian National Vimy Memorial - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Route départementale 55, Chemin des Canadiens, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France


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About Canadian National Vimy Memorial

A huge memorial site in France which was dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. The monument is the centrepiece of the 250 acres preserved battlefield park, which has a lot of war history to say. It was built by the renowned designer Walter Seymour Allward. It was one of the prime attractions in this area and also it says the war history of France.

Attractions Near Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Louvre-Lens Museum
Louvre-Lens Museum6.16km from Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Louvre-Lens is an art museum located in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France, about 200 kilometers north of Paris. It shows objects from the collections of the Musée du Louvre on loan to the gallery on a medium or long term. The Louvre-Lens annex is part of an effort to provide access to French cultural institutions for people living outside of Paris. Although the museum maintains close institutional ties with the Louvre, it is mainly funded by the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

Carrière Wellington
Carrière Wellington11.06km from Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Wellington quarry is a memorial site for the First World War located in Arras , in the Pas-de-Calais department . This network of underground galleries played a major role in the capture of the German lines and saved the lives of many Allied soldiers by making them pass through the basement. It is part of the 19 kilometers that make up the underground quarries of Arras.

Arboretum d'Olhain
Arboretum d'Olhain14.96km from Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Arboretum of Olhain is an arboretum of 2 hectares of extension, which is located between Maisnil-les-Ruitz and Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, France. It is a departmental park of nature and recreation of Olhain, a natural space focused on leisure and tourism, is located in the territory of Maisnil-les-Ruitz. Currently, this park represents 450 hectares of forest and its many recreational sports facilities and so more.

Musée d'histoire naturelle de Lille
Musée d'histoire naturelle de Lille34.36km from Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Lille Natural History Museum is a French natural history museum located rue de Bruxelles, in the historic university district of Lille. Inaugurated in 1822 in the former Hôtel de Ville in Lille, it has been located in rue de Bruxelles since 1896. First built around a first zoological collection, he joined in the early xx th century a double set of geological collections, and in 1990 two new funds thus consist aujourd 'hui four main themes: naturalist, geological, ethnographic, and industrial

Palais des Beaux Arts
Palais des Beaux Arts34.58km from Canadian National Vimy Memorial

One of the beautiful and richest french museums having collections of European paintings, drawings, a sculpture gallery, 17th-century ceramics and so more. The museum opened in 1809 and was initially housed in a church confiscated from the Récollets before being transferred to the city's town hall. It has collections of famous artists and also this place gives you a way to have a look at the ancient history of the french art.

Zoo Lille
Zoo Lille34.62km from Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Zoo Lille or Parc Zoologique de Lille is a zoo in the North - French city of Lille. The 3.5- hectare park opened in 1950 and is home to more than 300 different animals, spread over more than 80 species. What is special is that for many years access to the park was free, which has made it one of the greatest tourist attractions in the entire region. The park has 6 different parts including a tropical building, an African and an American part, and a monkey building.

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Discover More Attractions in Hauts-de-France, Where Canadian National Vimy Memorial Is Located

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Hauts de France is the northernmost region of France. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors traveling to see the battlefields and memorials associated with the First and Second World Wars. The region also features many cultural and architectural treasures, majestic belfries that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, castles,Gothic cathedralsa and beautiful landscapes.