French Flanders & Artois WW1 Events
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:
- Remembrance Ceremony
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Weekly Act of Remembrance: Souvenir Flame
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.
11 November 2017 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
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.
- 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
For information about places to visit and the battles that took place in the region of French Flanders & Artois see our page: