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Notre Dame de Lorette

Also known as Ablain Saint-Nazaire French Military Cemetery, Notre Dame de Lorette contains the remains of 40,000 soldiers, as well as the ashes of many concentration camp victims. Located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, this is the world’s largest French military cemetery, and its location isn’t a coincidence — the focal point of the three deadly battles of Artois, the ground was strategically important during World War I and was bitterly contested in a series of long and bloody engagements between the French and German armies over the course of a year.

The 25-hectare cemetery is located atop the 165-meter-high Notre Dame de Lorette hill and comprises 20,000 individual graves, laid out with no regards to rank or military training – hence why General Ernest Barbot, commander of the French 77th Mountain Division, is buried alongside one of his privates. The cemetery’s mission goes far beyond commemorating French soldiers: it is a living homage to every victim of every war.

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Tour privato in partenza da Bruxelles per visitare i luoghi della battaglia di Somme, Fromelles e delle Fiandre con cerimonia del silenzio a Ypres

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Scopri i famosi campi di battaglia, le trincee, i memoriali e i cimiteri della Prima Guerra Mondiale, nella Francia settentrionale in questa gita giornaliera ...  Ulteriori informazioni

  • Luogo: Bruxelles, Belgio
  • Durata: 13 ore 30 minuti
  • Lingua: Inglese
Da USD 203,68