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Walk in the heart of the Peace Gardens

on the hills and in the plains of Artois

Ready to discover the heritage of Hauts-de-France from a new perspective? Territory marked by the Great War, the hills and plains of Artois welcome a unique creative and landscaped route, at the doors of the great places of memory of the territory. Spaces of meditation, rest, and self-reflection… The Gardens of Peace invite reflection on the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

The Peace Gardens

Another look at Memory

During your stay in the Hauts-de-France, discover these gardens, their vocation, and free your sense of reflection for an unforgettable spiritual journey.
An experience as fascinating as it is innovative offered by the Association Art & Jardins des Hauts-de-France! In 2018, the Association Art & Jardins des Hauts-de-France undertakes a unique project to celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War: the creation of complementary spaces to the great places of remembrance, such as the Necropolis of Notre-Dame de Lorette or the Wellington Quarry in Arras. The Gardens of Peace are gradually blooming in the landscapes of Hauts-de-France.

Peaceful, airy, flowery...

An original visit

Vimy, Arras, Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette…In this region scarred by the fighting in which more than a million men of all nationalities died, these gardens are like a message of international fraternity for the former Allied forces, from Canada, Scotland, France, England or even Czechoslovakia.

The Peace Gardens of Pas-de-Calais offer visitors an unprecedented opportunity to (re)discover the places of national memory. Through an approach of spirit and culture, both personal and historical, the Association Art & Jardins des Hauts-de-France invites you to question yourself about our world, about peace and its future during a stroll as soothing as it is surprising.

The Pas-de-Calais in the colors of peace

The Gardens of Peace between Lens and Arras

Visit the gardens

With the participation of artists and landscape designers from the nations scarred by and in solidarity with World War I, the Peace Gardens unite all horizons. Paving the way for a common memory, these areas bloom with the colors of the Allied countries.
The Peace Gardens are freely accessible and free of charge.


Canada's Peace Garden

In Vimy, the Canadian garden named “Drapeau” is one of the first Jardins de la Paix to be created in France. Inspired by the snowy forests of Canada, Julie Parenteau, Karyna Saint-Pierre and Pierre-Yves Diehl pay tribute to their ancestors who came in large numbers during the conflict. In all, 11,285 Canadian soldiers died in France during the First World War. Through a major symbol, the cease-fire, dive into the heart of a meadow of white flowers, dancing in the wind like a flag in the sky.

The peace of the ringers

Peace Garden of Scotland

Passionate, brave and patriotic, the Scottish ringers of the Great War are honored at the Garden of “The Peace of the Ringers” in Arras. Accompanied by their bagpipes, they stood proudly, unarmed, in the front line of battalions to stun the enemies with the powerful sound of their instruments. In honor of the 500 pipers killed in World War I, Anna Rhodes and Melissa Orr invite you to discover a garden worthy of Scotland’s finest gardens.

The Peace March

Peace Garden of Czechoslovakia

Lenka Drevjana, Zuzana Nemeckova and Miroslava Stanekova came to the commune of Neuville-Saint-Vaast to leave a small piece of their identity. For these landscape designers from Czechoslovakia, a symbol marks the union of the Czech and Slovak nations: the lime tree. 282 trees, in homage to fallen soldiers, rise into the sky to underline this brotherhood born in the Great War.

Walk in the undergrowth, lights and transparencies

Garden of Peace of France

At the heart of the fighting of the First World War, the hill of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette bears some of the most important places of national memory: the Necropolis, the 14-18 Memorial and the Memorial Ring. For the French, a new branch completes this place of meditation and reflection: a Garden of Peace, in the colors of France. Élise and Martin Hennebicque, landscape designers, have planted natural symbols of the territory, from the birch trees of the Bassin Minier to the fruit trees of the Artois orchards.

The Garden of Bleuets

Garden of Peace of Poland

Dressed in their blue uniforms, from head to toe, Polish soldiers came to fight alongside France. As early as 1914, they were 2000 volunteers to come and join the front. From the relief of their caps to the colors of their outfits, from the hills to the cornflowers, the Jardin de la Paix de Neuville-Saint-Vaast honors Poland and its nation through the symbol of their ancestors.