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Memorial 14-18 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

Memorial 14-18 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

3 unique sites to understand the First World War in Nord-Pas-de-Calais and to leave on the traces of our history to better understand the present.

3 unique sites between Lens and Arras

3 different sites and 3 complementary experiences to understand the First World War, remember and pay tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for peace.

Start your discovery of the 14-18 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Memorial with the History Center at the foot of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Hill. Its architecture made of black concrete cubes and its permanent exhibition with objects, photographs in large format.

The History Center

To understand

Here, emblematic objects, high quality unpublished photographs, period films and animated maps help to understand the extent of the conflict in the Nord Pas-de-Calais during the First World War.

The Ring of Memory

To remember

To remember and pay tribute to all those lives sacrificed during the Great War, the Ring of Memory, an international memorial, gathers since 2014 the names of nearly 580,000 soldiers who fell on the territory of Nord Pas-de-Calais between 1914 and 1918.

The Necropolis

To collect yourself

At the top of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette hill, in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, the bodies of more than 42,000 French soldiers who died during the First World War on the Artois front and in French and Belgian Flanders lie in eternity.

Visit the 14-18 Memorial

Practical information

Address and contact

History Center:

102 Rue Pasteur,

62153 Souchez

Access to the parking lot via Chemin de Lens

Follow the direction “Notre-dame-de-Lorette” when arriving in Souchez

Opening periods

April 1 through November 11:

Wednesday through Friday 10am-1pm / 2pm-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am-1pm / 2pm-6pm

November 12 through March 31:

Wednesday through Sunday 1pm-5pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays – Closed in January

Duration and advice

Tours are free. Audio guides are available.

Guided tours every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For groups, guided tours are available Monday through Sunday even in January

Rates and reservation

Free admission, all year round excluding special events.

Youth booklet available at the reception desk for €3 ( from 7-8 years old until 12-13 years old).

Audioguide available in four languages, French, English, German, Dutch for €3.