The French War Memorial in Pondicherry was erected in memory of the fallen French war heroes of the First World War. The Memorial was constructed in the year 1971, and every year, on Bastille Day, on the 14th of July, the memorial is decorated with beautiful illuminations. It is on this day that homage is paid to the fallen French Martyrs.
A tradition that continues to this day, an excellent example of the close ties Pondicherry has to its French roots. The memorial is located at Pondicherry’s Goubert Avenue and is open to visitors throughout the day. Visiting the memorial and paying tribute to the martyrs is a must do once at Pondicherry.