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Wagon de l'Armistice (Armistice Railcar)

Wagon de l'Armistice (Armistice Railcar) Review

Off the road to Rethondes, the Wagon de l'Armistice is a replica of the one in which the World War I armistice was signed in 1918. In 1940 the Nazis turned the tables and made the French sign their own surrender in the same place—accompanied by Hitler's infamous jig for joy—then tugged the original car off to Germany, where it was later destroyed. The replicated car is part of a small museum in a leafy clearing.

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  • Address: Clairière de l'Armistice, 7 km (4 miles) east of Compiègne via N31 and D546 Compiègne, 60200
  • Phone: 03–44–85–14–18
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Wed.–Mon. 10–6. Closed Jan.
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  • Location: Compiègne
Updated: 03-17-2014

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