Notre Dame de Lorette

On our last morning in France we stopped at the French National Memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette – nothing prepares one for this and photographs from the ground simply can’t capture the size of this cemetery where 20,000 soldiers are buried in individual graves and another 22,000 lie in eight ossuaries. This is the largest French cemetery in the world.

Notre Dame de Lorette

Notre Dame de Lorette

Notre Dame de Lorette

Notre Dame de Lorette

Notre Dame de Lorette

Notre Dame de Lorette

Notre Dame de Lorette

There are also Muslim graves in the cemetery but I didn’t see them. These were soldiers from the 1st Moroccan Division who fought at Vimy Ridge where there is a memorial in their honour.

Moroccan Memorial at Vimy Ridge

Moroccan Memorial at Vimy Ridge

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Notre Dame de Lorette