Centenary of the First World War Armistice – Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Service:||Centenary of the First World War Armistice|
Sunday, 11 November 2018
All seated: Grand stand and chairs on flat grass
The Australian National Memorial, (outside the village of) Villers-Bretonneux
Extremely cold (close to freezing)
Required – Available November 2017
Australian passport holders – No / Check your visa requirements
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Getting to the Australian National Memorial, Villers Bretonneux
The Australian National Memorial is located approximately 20 km east of Amiens and is roughly half-way between the town of Villers-Bretonneux and the towns of Corbie and Fouilloy. Amiens is situated approximately 150 km north of Paris.
A Park and Ride facility will operate for all coaches at the Géant supermarket, Glisy. Visitors approaching the Australian National Memorial site from Corbie and Fouilloy on foot will be directed to the pedestrian/bike path which runs parallel to the road. Those approaching from Villers-Bretonneux will walk along the designated pedestrian/bike path to the Memorial site. At the end of the pathways you will enter the Memorial and move through airport-style security screening onto the promenade area. From here you will walk approximately 300 metres on grass, slightly uphill through the centre of the cemetery to the seating area. The surface is grass and may be slippery if damp.
Visitors wishing to locate a particular grave or name on a memorial to the missing should consult the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website to identify the exact location of the grave or name on a memorial to the missing prior to travelling to France or Belgium. Limited assistance may be available on the day.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Telephone: 1300 364 002
Facebook: DVA Aus / Anzac Centenary
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