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The memorial is the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their dead, and especially to name those of the dead whose graves are not known. This...more
Route de Villers Bretonneux | D23, 80800 Villers-Bretonneux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the se ond time we have been here and each time the hairs stand up on the arms. There are about 3500 graves here and the bullet holes in the monument from WW2 will cause you to ponder. You cannot help but feel...More

Thank JudyandBillG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hill 104 near Villers-Bretonneux is the perfect location for their Memorial. From the top of the Memorial, there are commanding views of the local countryside, which gives a better understanding about the conditions faced in these battles. The Memorial commemorates those Australians who lost their...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new Sir John Montash Centre has to be the best World War One museum in France. Opened in 2018 it uses technology brilliantly. I was there for over 2 hours but there’s 5 hours of content. The centre isn’t well signed but it’s entrance...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Amiens to view a stage of the Tour de France and after looking at the map realised how close the war memorial was to the city so we said we had to go. 20 KLM’s and we were there and so glad...More

Thank jam0123456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from Australia and made a road trip from Paris to visit this sacred site. Very moved by the enormity of the graveyard. Demonstrates the futility of war. Impeccably kept graves, gardens and buildings. Climbed the 142 steps to the top of the central...More

Thank abbiestar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We camped in a nearby town overnight so we could get there early for a 9.30 opening. We spent time finding friends relatives, on the walls, video chatting with them so they could see for themselves....very emotive with more than a few tears. The centre...More

Thank GiantPaperClip
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Having travelled to France to visit new Sir John Monash Centre underwhelmed. I had booked, downloaded app and ready to go but not busy and still waited behind people who hadn’t booked and booking group tour August . Not my first trip to battlefields so...More

Thank Louise Cate C
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The new memorial does our diggers proud. They are portrayed with dignity and respect. The entire trip around the memorial from the outside monument and wall to the interactive walk-through in the centre is beyond words, the whole thing leaves you with a sense of...More

Thank karem3003
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I travelled from Australia to attend the ANZAC day dawn service at the Australian War Memorial for the 100 year anniversary. When we arrived at 3am it was quite cold and dark but well lit to get there. In the grounds we were given a...More

Thank LeCarson
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Nice new building hidden behind the tower of the memorial and past all the grave stones. There is no signage to show you where to go so you have to have downloaded the app on your phone before you come to show you where as...More

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12 August 2018|
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Response from Judith B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We had a car and we stayed in Amiens and just drove to Villiers Bretonneux, there is parking at the site, although if you are going to go for Anzac Day you may not be able to park there. I do not know which tour... More
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11 June 2018|
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Response from Luke G | Reviewed this property |
Very affordable as long as you’re happy to walk from the station. The walk is like walking across an undulating meadow so wear comfortable shoes / boots. The memorial site itself is free admission and the John Monash centre... More
26 January 2018|
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Response from lee6377 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We hired a car for a few days, so not too sure how other transport systems go. There seemed to be plenty of parking in the area.