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

Official Commemorative Ceremony at Fromelles

Fromelles church

19 July 2016, at 13.00 hours and 17.15 hours

Location: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, Fromelles

Two commemorative ceremonies will take place. For information about access and application forms you can visit the following official website:

Website: anzaccentenary.gov.au News - Fromelles

Official Ceremony of Remembrance

Sunday 6 November, 2016 at 11.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Please note that the Visitor Centre will be closed from 10.15-12.15 during the ceremony. Details of the ceremony can be requested from the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

Website: www.veterans.gc.ca Vimy Visitor Information

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Informal Ceremony of Remembrance

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

11 November 2016 at 11.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Please note that the Visitor Centre will be closed from 10.15-12.15 during the ceremony. Details of the ceremony can be requested from the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

Website: www.veterans.gc.ca Vimy Visitor Information

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Exhibition

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

to 31 December 2018

Musée de la Poupée et du Jouet ancien, Ch√Ęteau de Robersart, 59110 WAMBRECHIES

Free

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

Email: contact@musee-du-jouet-ancien.com

Website: www.musee-du-jouet-ancien.com

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