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First World War Armistice

Centenary of the First World War Armistice – Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

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Service: Centenary of the First World War Armistice
Date:

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Time: 11.00 am
Seating style:

All seated: Grand stand and chairs on flat grass

Venue:

The Australian National Memorial, (outside the village of) Villers-Bretonneux

Weather:

Extremely cold (close to freezing)

Atendance passes:

Required – Available November 2017

Visa Requirements:

Australian passport holders – No / Check your visa requirements

Security: Airport-style screening

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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.

Further reading

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.

Contact Information

In Australia

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Telephone: 1300 364 002
Email: overseascommemorations@dva.gov.au
Facebook: DVA Aus / Anzac Centenary
Twitter: @DVAAus

For Consular Assistance in France

Telephone: +33 140 593 300
Email: Consular.Paris@dfat.gov.au

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Emergency helpline

Consular Emergency Centre 24 Hour Phone Service:
Telephone: 1300 555 135 within Australia (local call cost) or
Telephone: +61 2 6261 3305 from outside Australia

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