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VO071 Commemorative WWI Paris Walk - Suresnes Memorial

  • 07 Oct 2014
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 10:15 am Meeting point to be advised.

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American Cemetery and Memorial on Mont Valérien in Suresnes



Many of us have visited the sites near Verdun related to the horrific battles of WWI that transpired in the area.  But a few have been just 5 miles west of Paris to visit peaceful site of the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial on Mont Valérien. 


Beautiful and moving, the cemetery’s chapel is the focal point for paying homage to over 1500 American servicemen and women who died in the Paris area during WWI.  The American superintendent will be happy to answer our questions and tell us about the most interesting features and stories.


There is a panoramic view over Paris from the plateau across the street, and French memorials to their WWII fallen heroes around the hillside, too. 


To reach the site via public transport, take a train from Gare St. Lazare to the Suresnes-Mont Valérien station (a 15- to 20-minute trip) and then walk ten minutes to the front gate.  The site is also served by bus from some Paris neighborhoods, such as Auteuil. 


A 15/20 minute break will be included during this walk.                 
Please come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 

Instructor: Anna Eklund-Cheong

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