- Small-group day trip from Paris to World War 1 sites of Nord-Pas-de-Calais
- Hear stories from your guide about the WW1 battles that took place in this area of northern France
- Visit the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and learn about the Battle of Vimy Ridge
- See one of the largest cemeteries in the area, the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez
- Explore the historic town of Arras, the capital of the Pas-de-Calais region
- Discover the Monchy-Le-Preux Memorial and learn about the Battle of Arras
- Small-group tour limited to 18 people ensures a more personalized experience
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Arras, FrancePhoto by: jatypan
- Vimy Ridge bunkerPhoto by: jatypan
- Vimy RidgePhoto by: jatypan
- Trench Vimy RidgePhoto by: jatypan
- Vimy RidgePhoto by: jatypan
- German cemeteryPhoto by: jatypan
- Caberet-Rouge CemeteryPhoto by: jatypan
- British cemetery, ...Photo by: jatypan
- Modern WWI MemorialPhoto by: jatypan
- Cemetery at Vimy RidgePhoto by: jatypan
- Cemetery and memorialPhoto by: jatypan
- Destroyed churchPhoto by: jatypan
- Vimy MemorialPhoto by: Lorene
- Vimy MonumentPhoto by: Gloria C
- Vimy Ridge MemorialPhoto by: Brent S
- honouring the FallenPhoto by: Brent S
- large commonwealth WW1 ...Photo by: Kyle A
- vimy ridgePhoto by: Kyle A
What You Can Expect
Next, head to the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, located in the nearby town of Souchez. Named after a house that once stood there, this cemetery was designed by the architect Sir Frank Higginson and is one of the largest in the region. Follow your guide around the cemetery and learn about the 7,655 Commonwealth soldiers buried here.
Drive south to the capital of the Pas-de-Calais region, Arras, and enjoy free time to explore on your own and discover the city’s spectacular squares. This historic center of the former Artois region, located on the Scarpe River, dates back more than 2,000 years. Your guide will happily recommend some places to enjoy lunch (own expense).
Lastly, visit the Monchy-Le-Preux Memorial. This commemorates a unit of the Canadian Army, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Then, relax on the drive back to Paris.
although there were only my husband and I on the tour, the company went ahead with it. It was very easy to confirm with the local company. Our tour guide/driver, Bertrand, was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and if he did not know an answer, he said so. This tour encompassed everything we wanted to see, especially the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge. It was an awesome day and well worth the money paid. Would highly recommend.
This was an excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide. A must see site for anyone interested in Canadian history.
This tour was everything we expected and more! Our wonderful guide was Nicola. She is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. The drive through the French countryside was delightful, and as we drove along Nicola explained many things that happened in the area along the way. We had no idea such a large area of France had been devastated by World War I. So many little French towns that we drove through had been destroyed and rebuilt, and as you drove along there were many little cemeteries here and there. The memorials at Vimy Ridge are stunning and moving. Seeing the large Allied cemeteries, and the German cemetery was moving. The preserved landscape was incredible to see, and for us the highlight was being able to walk in the preserved trenches and no man's land. Climbing down into the preserved bunker was also a highlight. The tour helped to give us a sense of the scope and horrors of that war. Anyone with an interest in World War I battlefields should take this tour! We were two of the rare Americans who take it - almost everyone else is Canadian or British, and while they expressed mild surprise that we were interested in it, the tour is applicable to anyone with a desire to learn more about this conflict. There were many options for lunch in the quaint town we stopped at mid-tour. A very enjoyable day, and well worth every bit!
Our guide Nicola was knowledgeable and friendly. Along with the incredible tour of the trenches and tunnels and a visit to the breath-taking memorial, we got an interesting account of WWI events while driving through the countryside. A great opportunity for Canadians and history enthusiasts.
Guide was exceptional, Nicola was so knowledgeable and engaging, Vimy is a place all Canadians should get to see
We did the Canadian focused WWI tour with this company and everything went according to plan. We were picked up on time at our hotel and were in a mini van with 6 other couples. The driver/guide was very nice and very knowledgeable about the area and the war. He took us to a few cemeteries and explained all of the symbolism. The best part of the trip was Vimy Ridge. We had some free time at the monument but also received a guided tour by a Canadian guide of the tunnel system and trenches. We had lunch in Arras which was just ok but the trip as a whole was well worth it. We ended up back earlier than expected but we felt we had enough time at all of the stops.
This is one of the highlights of my trip to France. Our tour guide Sylvan picked me up from my hotel right on time. He definitely knows his stuff, very knowledgeable, pleasant and a professional. There were only the 4 of us on this trip and we are all Canadians plus our guide Sylvan. We had such a wonderful time. Going into the tunnels and walking through the trenches was a moving experience. I would suggest that when you go to the memorial you have to look back at the ridge behind you because the view took my breath away. Sylvan had made recommendations on where to eat in Arras for lunch and the food was amazing. This is a must see for all Canadians. I would recommend this to all of my friends who are going to France.
Most knowledgeable. friendly and helpful guide. Comfortable bus. Very interesting group - all 6 of us Canadians from Quebec, Ontario and Alberta so different perspectives. Tour well worth it.
I really enjoyed that it was such a small group, only 8 people and our guide. The guide did a really good job of allotting the appropriate amount of time at each place we stopped and visited based on the interests of the group and even though the schedule changed a bit throughout the day I never felt rushed or felt like we were going to miss anything. Vimy Ridge is a beautiful and meaningful memorial and site that was amazing to see and experience. Thank you!
We had a wonderful guide, she knew all of the history at each stop. She was very friendly and we all had a great time with her.