Fontaine Notre Dame events

Ceremonies and conferences at the village Fontaine Notre Dame (5 mn from Cambrai)

le Samedi 25 nov 2017

In the village of Fontaine Notre Dame, commemoration ceremonies for the British soldiers killed during the Battle of Cambrai will start on November 25th at 8:45 p.m. at the church (Gathering around 8:30 a.m.). From the church, participants will go to the Memorial (9:20 a.m.) and then, to the former train station to end, around 11 a.m., at Hartley Monument.

Fontaine Notre Dame band will play during the parade, along with some bagplayers and drummers from Somme Battlefield Pipe Band.

In the afternoon (around 3 p.m.), the exhibit will be officially opened.


From November 27th until December 3rd, a series of lectures - in french - are proposed to the public:

- On Thursday, November 30th at 7 p.m., by Maguy and Bernard Cuvillier: "War booknotes"

- On Friday, December 1st at 7 p.m., by Pierre Pavy, "In the skin of the tanker"

- On Saturday, December 2nd at 7 p.m., by Bruno Barrier, "The bikers of the WW1"


Office de Tourisme du Cambrésis
48,rue de Noyon
Tél: +3 3( 0) 32 77 83 61 5

Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them feel like coming back.

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