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Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on.

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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?
Delville Wood South African National Memorial
1. Newfoundland Memorial
Monchy-le-Preux mémorial de Terre Neuve

In the centre of Monchy-le-Preux, a proud bronze caribou stares off into the horizon. It is one of the five commemorative sites in Europe dedicated to Newfoundland soldiers who fought in the First World War. The same caribou can also be found in Masnières in the North, in Beaumont-Hamel and Gueudecourt in the Somme, and in Courtrai, Belgium Monchy-le-Preux.

2. Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery (Souchez)
Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez

In Souchez, the Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery regroups 7,665 graves of Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the Great War. It is from this cemetery that the body of the «unknown Canadian soldier» was exhumed on May 25, 2000, who now lies in front of Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa’s Confederation Square. (For more information, check Shelley Cameron McCarron’s journal).

3. Zivy and Lichfield Craters (Thélus)
Zivy and Lichfield Craters (Thélus

Canadian soldiers discovered an almost lunar landscape at the foot of Vimy Ridge when they prepared to launch the assault on the German positions in April 1917. The mine craters and shell holes still today bear witness to the battles held in the area, including the French offensive in May 1915, and the German attack the following year, when the British army came in to relieve the French. (For more information, check Shelley Cameron McCarron’s journal).

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