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  • The “Great War Remembrance Trails in Nord-Pas-de-Calais” offer visitors an opportunity to discover the sites, to understand these crucial times in European and world history and to pay homage to the men and woman, some of whom came from Antipodean shores, who lay down their lives in the region.

  • In 1916, the Somme department became an international zone, a place where people of roughly twenty nationalities came to fight and work, originating from the 3 empires involved (France, Germany and Great Britain).

  • The Great War left a lasting mark on the areas where the most violent battles took place. The north-east of France was deeply affected, with a frontline running down from the North Sea to the Swiss border.

  • A French department at the heart of the First World War, Oise remains deeply marked by this conflict. Occupied from September 1914 to March 1917, ravaged by the battles of 1918, this territory steeped in history and situated at the crossroads of the region's major lines of communication played a strategic role as the final rampart before Paris.

  • Northern Champagne was the setting for vicious fighting during WWI and the region is famous for the two battles of the Marne that took place in 1914 and 1918.

  • For the commemorations of the centenary of the Great War, these historical destinations are getting together to welcome visitors from around the world.

  • The Vosges Front is a mountainous area ranging from the Donon in the north and the Grand Ballon in the south.

  • Many pages of the history of World War One were written in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.