French Flanders & Artois WW1 Events

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

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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

Informal Ceremony of Remembrance

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

11 November 2015 at 11.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

An informal ceremony will be led by the student Canadian guides. Details can be obtained from the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

Website: Vimy

Canadian National Vimy Memorial


Exposition 1914-1917: Bailleul à l'arrière du front

Poster for 1914-1917 exhibition at Bailleul.

To 30 September 2015

Musée Benoît-De-Puydt, 24 rue du Musée, 59270 Bailleul

Charges: Adults Euros 4,10; concessions Euros 3,20

With extracts from the correspondence of a mother to her son on the front, the exhibition takes you into the privacy of a family from Bailleul during the German occupation (8-14 October 1914) and the presence of the British Army (October 1914 – April 1918). The exhibition focuses on the cohabitation between the inhabitants of Bailleul and the British, and more particularly on the necessary adaptation to this situation. By using multimedia means and by presenting paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and archives, the museum recreates the everyday life in Bailleul during the Great War. The texts and the videos presented in the exhibition are translated into English.

The museum is open every day except Tuesday from 14.00 to 17.30 hours. The museum is closed on Whit Monday, Ascension Thursday, 15 August and 11 November. Group visits daily from 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00 are welcome by reservation at Euros 3,20 per person + Euros 45 for the visit with a guide.

Website: Musée Benoît de Puydt


Telephone: +33 3 28 49 12 70

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