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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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Address: Compiegne, France
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+33 3 44 85 14 18

This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement...

This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.

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Not the original carriage--but still well worth seeing!

We were travelling across France on a nostalgia visit and we decided to visit Compiegne and the famous Clairiere de l'Armistice in the forest nearby. We were particularly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Boston, England, United Kingdom
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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were travelling across France on a nostalgia visit and we decided to visit Compiegne and the famous Clairiere de l'Armistice in the forest nearby. We were particularly interested, as our parents had been there in the 70s and talked of a railway carriage in a clearing guarded by forbidding-looking soldiers. We were therefore surprised to see that the carriage... More 

Thank richardanderson854
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here and when you look at all the displays it really transports you back in time. Both adults and kids enjoyed the displays.

Thank Shane2376
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

An important stop on our tour of World War II sites and this was an amazing place to visit. I didn't realise how stirring this would feel but it was spine tingling to know what had happened here in both the first and second World Wars.

Thank Gary F
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is so important in the history of 2world wars and is a must visit if in the area .It is a tranquil setting with some statues in the outside groups and approach to the famous railway carriage. The entry fee is very reasonable around £5 for the amount of information,exhibition of equipment,letters,photos and other exhibits .It attracted a... More 

Thank cjmorpeth
Wakefield West Yorkshire England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Set in the forest in lovely surroundings. 10 km walk from imperial palace through forest. Need good map for forest route. We returned by side if river. More interesting but last part was past industrial Compiegne. Good museum and learnt new interesting facts

Thank Mature_9
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Here in the clearing you can see the place of the armistice signing in 1918, and then see France's humiliation when Germany forced France to sign the surrender. Nearby is a museum with the train replica and an informative museum showing the events of world war 1.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This place is easy to find and well signposted. There is plenty of parking. It is such an evocative space that everyone has seen on old newsreels. It is also strangely quiet with no birdsong. There is an excellent museum and an exact replica of the First World War Armistice carriage. The original was destroyed in a bombing raid in... More 

Thank Selgris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A site of historical importance in all of our history. It is just a place of quiet and calm with a deep sense of what happened here - in both wars. The photograph section is one of the most moving places I have been in. It brings you face-to-face with some of the realities of WW1. And it gives you... More 

Thank Ian G
Worcester, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

At the museum of 'Clairiere de l'Armistice located in a forest a few km outside the city stands on the site where is was originally used a detailed replica of the railway carriage in which the Armistice to end the First World War was signed. Wrapped around which are some exhibits to the First World War including a good collection... More 

Thank LadysmithJack
Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Just a quick detour from the highway, and you're in a beautiful, tranquil, and historical site. The walk from the parking lot is easy and shaded. We did not tour the tiny museum, but instead enjoyed walking through the park-like setting and taking in this little bit of history.

Thank TGKimmy

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