Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Givenchy-en-Gohelle

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. Plan to visit Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Givenchy-en-Gohelle attractions using our Givenchy-en-Gohelle trip website.
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  • I had a 12 hour layover in France on my way to South Africa and decided I would take the high speed train up to the memorial. It was a great decision. It wasn’t cheap or easy to get to but the reward....  more »
  • Very interesting to see the area and how it has been preserved. We went on the guided tour and experienced the communication tunnel.  more »
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