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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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  • The French War Memorial is Just opposite of Rock beach. They don't allow to enter inside. That was built in 1971 to commemorate the soldiers who died during First World War. 
    The French War Memorial is Just opposite of Rock beach. They don't allow to enter inside. That was built in 1971 to commemorate the soldiers who died during First World War.  more »
  • Well maintained but I wish they wouldnt use multi colour lights. Just an uplighter would bring out the best in the monumnet 
    Well maintained but I wish they wouldnt use multi colour lights. Just an uplighter would bring out the best in the monumnet  more »

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