French War Memorial, Pondicherry

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Take a stroll through French War Memorial, dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. Built in 1971, it stands opposite to a Gandhi statue in the French quarter. Every year on Bastille Day (July 14), swarms of tourists and families of fallen soldiers gather to pay their respects here, the monument is illuminated to solemnly mark the occasion. Visit the beach nearby to enjoy the cool breeze and warm sand. From there, you can take photographs of the stark white memorial contrasted by a green backdrop. Plan to visit French War Memorial during your Pondicherry vacation using our convenient Pondicherry trip planner.
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  • Situated near to the Ghandi Statue this is an impressive monument worth a look as you pass by on your evening stroll- illuminated at night in red white & blue.  more »
  • A stone throw from the Mahatma Gandhi Tidal Memorial, this memorial is of course in honour of the French War fought. Just go inside and take a quick look at the stories told.  more »
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