Sir John Monash Centre, Fouilloy

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The Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC) sits near the village of Villers-Bretonneux, just over 140 kilometres north-east of Paris, and is an easy day trip.

The SJMC is a dynamic and innovative First World War memorial centre and tourist attraction, telling the story of Australia’s involvement on the Western Front battlefields during the First World War.

Set on the grounds of the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in northern France, and adjacent to the Australian National Memorial, the SJMC is one of the key sites of the Australian Remembrance Trail on the Western Front.

With new and archival footage, animation, maps, music and soundscapes, the SJMC brings you the Western Front as never before.

Admission is free. Experience history first hand. Book today via

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  • Took a day trip from Paris to the memorial site. Hired a car and drove up but also took in some surrounding towns that are complementary to the battle theme and very respectful and acknowledge the...  more »
  • I originally reviewed this under the 'Australian National Memorial' oops! We visited the Sir John Monash Centre early one morning prior to the coaches, and it was well worth the effort. The...  more »
  • Brilliant place. Very moving. Once you start to use the app for the commentary it's so easy. The film is a must see.....quite an eye opener. Too much to take in at one go so will definitely be returning. Lovely cafe was very welcoming.
  • Construction is nice but the story telling is largely technology-driven. You can't get much out of it without driving the whiz-bang interactive videos. And someone else is inevitably already using the system you want, even when there's very few people there. The way out is not obvious.
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