Situuated just up a hill from the Lens 14-18 museum, this memorial is well worth a visit. Large basilica, large French military cemetery. Stop and look at the photographs on the panels as you drive up the hill, showing what the view you can see today at each point looked like during the war.
Came across this place by accident but I am so glad we did, absolute must see if you are in the area. The French military cemetery and museum is great but we were overwhelmed by the memorial sculpture with the names of everyone who died in WW1, so moving, such a fitting tribute.
This place is somewhere I think everyone should see. It really makes your understand the vast amount of lives that were lost during the ww1. Very difficult to put into words how it feels to visit a place like this.
Perched on a hill this impressive church is a chance to take a moment to be quiet and reflective, given you are in the heart of a very large French cemetery. Touring the Battlefields is often a challenging experience, a quiet place like this allows you to catch your breathe and reflect on what you have seen. Well worth a...
This was such a moving cemetery. Standing in the middle it was impossible to see the end of the crosses. That in itself made us feel such a sense of loss. It is the largest French cemetery in the world. It was emotional seeing the sheer enormity of soldiers buried here, around 40,000. Unforgettable.
A visit here will clearly demonstrate the human toll to not only the French but also to all those who lost there lives at the Somme as depicted on the Ring of Remembrance. The simplicity of the crosses and in 7 cases of father and son was very moving