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Living Memory: November 11

Commemorations at the 14-18 Notre Dame-de-Lorette Memorial

November 11 marks the armistice of the First World War in France. At the 14-18 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Memorial in particular, this day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the soldiers through a unique event. The site invites everyone to keep the flame of remembrance alive and pass it on to new generations so that the memory will live on.

The armistice of November 11, 1918

On November 11, 1918, as the clock reads 5:15 a.m., in Rethondes on Marshal Foch’s train, the armistice was signed. Inscribed in the history books as the victory of Peace, this date marks the end of a war that claimed more than a million lives among French troops.

Today, this great day invites us to pay tribute to the sacrifice of these men and women, soldiers and civilians, who fell in the First World War.

All over France, commemorative ceremonies are being organized, as is the case at the British Memorial and the War Memorial in Arras or at the 14-18 Memorial in Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.

November 11 commemorations

In the Hills and Plains of Artois

In the Collines et Plaines d’Artois, on these places once devastated by the battles of the Great War, high places of Remembrance are erected today.

At the 14-18 Memorial of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 3 unique sites invite you on the traces of history. Each year, the Armistice is presented as a time of celebration for a hard-won Peace. A moment of homage to our forefathers, but also of transmission and sharing with the new generations.

November 11th

A unique event

Here, the November 11 commemorations are a true pilgrimage. On the occasion of a unique event, the site of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette reserves you an evening of emotion: visit of the History Center, discovery of a thematic show, torchlight descent along the hill of Lorette from the Ring of Memory to the History Center of the Memorial 14-18, sharing of a convivial meal, evocation of memories …

The Commemoration of November 11, 2023 editions:

Practical information

The November 11 Commemoration takes place on the hill of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, at the 14-18 Memorial:

Date and contact

November 11, 2023

Contact at: 03 21 74 83 15



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