The museum opens its doors the 1rst March 2018

8 juin 2018

8 excellent reasons to visit

THE ARMISTICE MEMORIAL

“As a man without memory has no life, so a people lacking memory has no future. "

Marshal Ferdinand Foch

1. SEE FRANCE’S MOST FAMOUS CARRIAGE

An emblematic railway carriage given centre stage. It was within the Rethondes Clearing that the Armistices were signed, bringing peace to all of Europe.

Photos: Xavier Renoux,Oise Tourisme

2. VIEW THE STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES

Stereoscopes installed within the Rotunda atrium allow you to admire over 800 stereoscopic (early-3D) images of the Great War.

Photos: Camille Boutet,Oise Tourisme

3. REFLECT WITHIN THE ARMISTICE CLEARING

Stroll about this moving, authentic site to discover must-see monuments raised in tribute to the heroes and victims of the First World War.  

Photos: Camille Boutet,Oise Tourisme

4. RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES IN THE COMPIÈGNE FOREST

The Armistice Memorial occupies the heart of a vast verdant ocean, home to rich flora and fauna. Explore the forest via the many marked trails.

Photos: J.P. Gilbson, Oise Tourisme

5. EXPLORE THE SURROUNDING AREA

Prolong your outing by visiting other must-see sites of interest near the Rethondes Clearing, such as the WWI Territorial Heritage Museum, the Compiègne Palace and Pierrefonds Castle.

Photos: Xavier Renoux, Oise Tourisme

6. EASY TO GET TO

All paths lead to Compiègne! On the outskirts of Paris, the Armistice Clearing is only a 1-hour drive from the French capital via the A1 motorway and also easily accessible via public transport (trains, taxis and bikes).

Photos: CTRP,  Comme des images

7. TREAT YOURSELF TO AN UNFORGETABLE VISIT

This site is ever popular with foreign visitors and recommended by the region’s travel guides. Take the time to stop by this must-see memorial site steeped in Oise and world history.

Photos: Camille Boutet , Oise Tourisme

8. DISCOVER THE BRAND-NEW SCENOGRAPHY

Discover as a family the Armistice Memorial, with its newly designed scenography, its 3D room and its fun treasure hunts suited to visitors of all ages. 

Photos: Bruno Badiche, Malice Images

accesS

  • Route de Soissons - 60200 Compiègne
  • wagon.armistice@wanadoo.fr
  • 03 44 85 14 18
  • (315) 435 77 33