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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. Plan to visit French War Memorial during your Pondicherry vacation using our convenient Pondicherry trip planner.
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  • This is a tribute to soldiers losing their lives in WW one. It is a very simple structure showing a soldier with his gun. The memorial is located on the main promenade and is a place to visit.  more »
  • Built in French type, it is located at Goubart Avenue in promenade. Just on the walk you can have a look and take pics.  more »
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