French Flanders & Artois WW1 Events

Chapel and graves at Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette)

This page provides information about events related to the First World War taking place on and around the French Flanders and Artois battlefields. Index to the listings:

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Remembrance Ceremony

Weekly Act of Remembrance: Souvenir Flame

Lantern Tower at Notre Dame de Lorette French cemetery

Sundays (Palm Sunday to 11 November inclusive) at 11.45 hours

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

Each Sunday from Palm Sunday to 11 November at 11.45 hours the “Souvenir Flame” in the centre of the cemetery is rekindled by the leader of the Honour Guards on duty that day.

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

11 November 2018 at 11.00-12.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Members of the public are welcome to attend. No invitation is required. Please arrive before 10.30 hours.

Details of the ceremony can be requested from the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

Website: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

For information about the memorial and how to find its location you can see our webpage at:

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

100th Anniversary of the Armistice 1914-1918

Date: 11 November 2018 from 08.55 hours

Venues: Various in Arras. Starting point at the British Arras Memorial to the Missing, Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, Arras

The City of Arras, in collaboration with the State services, l’Éducation nationale, la Délégation Militaire Départementale du Pas-de-Calais and le Comité d’Entente des Anciens Combattants, Victimes de Guerre et Société Patriotique d’Arras, invites you to take part in a day of events dedicated to Peace to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The day starts from 09.00 hours at the British Arras Memorial to the Missing.

The day's events will include:

  • Laying of wreaths in tribute to the fallen soldiers for France.
  • Readings of testimonies by the children of the schools from Arras.
  • Exhibition of books on aeronautics relating to the Centennial 1914-1918
  • Ceremony of handing over the symbol of peace by young people from Arras schools to M. Le Maire in the Place des Héros.

For further details visit the page on the Arras city website:

Website: 100ème anniversaire de l'Armistice 1914-1918


Toys go to War - Le jouet s'en va-t-en-guerre

to 31 December 2018

Musée de la Poupée et du Jouet ancien, Château de Robersart, 59110 WAMBRECHIES


This exhibition is held at the museum of toys on the north-west side of Lille. Old toys depict major events of the First World War on land, air and sea, taking the visitor through key events of the world war in fascinating displays of toys from the beginning of the 20th century.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday & Thursday, public holidays (except Christmas and New Year) and school holidays: 14.00-18.00 hours

For information about group visits, guided visits and childrens' activities contact the museum:

Telephone: +33 3 20 39 69 28



Arras Tourism: WW1 Centenary Website

An official website including information about a variety of events taking place throughout the 2014-2018 centenary in the region of the Arras battlefields. There is also information about major sites of interest to visit on the Arras battlefields.

Website: Events & information

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Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery & Arras Memorial, Arras
Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

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French Flanders & Artois Battlefields