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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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Fascinating

Small museum with a replica of the actual rail carrige in which the Armistace ending WWI was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
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More than expected

Having been he many years ago i was impressed by how much there is to see. A poignant reminder of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Likesmifood
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Route de Soissons, 60200, Compiegne, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Small museum with a replica of the actual rail carrige in which the Armistace ending WWI was signed. English signage throughout. Museum traced the path into, the chronology of and the aftermath of the war along with the path into WWII. Fascinating. Free parking, 5...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been he many years ago i was impressed by how much there is to see. A poignant reminder of the horrors of war and the cruelty of humanity. Informative and interesting. When the renovations for the 100 year anniversary are complete (outside) it will...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been the previous week to Verdun, this is another French museum that brings a mixture of feelings. I was more fascinated by the World War II pictures and the feelings of the French at that time. Nice museum with some good artefacts. You want...More

Thank BillDewberry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glade of the Armistice (French: Clairière de l'Armistice) is a French national and war memorial in the Forest of Compiègne in Picardy, France, near the city of Compiègne and approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Paris. It was built at the location where...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in a whim with 7 adults and 4 children. Cost €24 in total. The museum commemorates the singing of the armistice treaties that occurred in the area during ww1 and ww2. The carriage is a replica but is amazing. The information over speaker...More

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit. Very historically significant (both in WW1 and WW2) and incredibly thought provoking. In particular I was moved by the actions of the germans in in 1940 when they not only made the French sign their armistice in the same place...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The website directions for the museum place you about 2-3 KM's away from the entrance so keep going towards Soissons until you finally see a sign, on the right. Free parking but on the day we went, the Glade where the original train sat was...More

Thank casbrown
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Travelled for 1 hour to attend the museum, very difficult to find normally but on the day we got there, the glade itself was beginning to be dug up o all of the museum signs from the carpark to the entrance had been removed, the...More

Thank paul g
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Took my grandchildren for a trip here. Well worth it. They were full of interest and only 7 and 4. History is worth the time to teach. Very good set up, lots of good info and photos etc. Spent 2 hours no problem.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t underestimate what one fellow reviewers called a little museum. It’s worth 60-90 minutes as all the stories are well told and the collection of old stereoscopic photos is just amazing. Made my day being here

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jeffreymi
11 February 2018|
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Response from funnyguyxyz | Reviewed this property |
Suspect that a cab will be only viable solution, cycling could work but it’s probably about 6-7 miles from the station. Hope this helps.
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marciag21
22 September 2017|
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Response from dianne m | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport to this site to my knowledge.
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