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French War Memorial Monuments

French War Memorial

The French War Memorial in Puducherry, India is a historic monument that was built to honor the soldiers who lost their lives fighting the First World War. This elegant monument was built during the year of 1971 in the French style of architecture. Every year during the 14th of July, this monument is beautifully illuminated by lights and an annual ceremony is hosted here where the commemoration of the World War I soldiers takes place.

The French War memorial remains to be one of the best monuments to visit in southern India. Situated along the seaside, the French War Memorial gives one the feel of loss of these soldiers as the breeze from the sea sends thoughts through your mind. This serenading environment makes for a beautiful evening destination.

Nearby places

Park monument, Bharati Park, Rock beach and Kargil war memorial.

Best time to visit

November to March makes it the best time to visit the Park monument.

Way to reach

 By Air - The nearest airport is the Chennai airport at a distance of 115 kilometers.

 By Rail - The French war memorial is connected by rail from the Pondicherry railway station which is at a distance of 2 kilometers.

 By Road - The monument is well connected by road to all major cities and towns of the country.