Paying our Respects at Vimy Ridge
The ground the memorial sits on has been granted as a part of Canada. The Canadian government looks after the maintenance of the site and the preserved fields where the battle took place.
If You Go to Vimy Ridge
We arrived in Paris, spent a few days seeing the sights, then hopped a train to Lens in northern France. The trip takes about 90 minutes. Costs vary depending on time of day and number of stops, but we paid about €15 each.
Once in Lens, we spent a pleasant few days at a small hotel called “The House”. The easiest way to get to the memorial from Lens is to hire a taxi for the 15 km trip. Because the memorial is so popular during April, there were many taxis that travel up to the memorial and for the return trip to Lens.
We came across a small restaurant called Oh Sapristi. We were pleasantly surprised and recommend it should you go. As well, there are many small shops in Lens for souvenir hunters, or for the casual shopper.
A Word About Our Partners
France is a great place to spend time. To help you on your way, we’ve partnered with several top travel and resource companies. If you’re on a laptop, you’ll find them along the right side of the page. When travelling, we like to know there are resources at our fingertips that we can trust to keep our travels smooth and enjoyable.
We are very pleased to welcome two new partners to our site: Peter Millar golf apparel and Carl’s Golfland. Peter Millar features a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury and performance golf apparel appropriate for the golf course, the office or a night on the town. Click their link here or (if you’re on a laptop) on the right side of the page. Carl’s Golfland has been providing golfers with quality equipment at low prices since 1958. Follow this link to Carl’s Golfland.
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