- 11-hour guided tour to WWI sites in Arras and Vimy Ridge from Paris
- Step upon Nord-Pas-de-Calais’ most famous battlefields and learn about the struggles that ensued there
- Pay tribute to WWI soldiers at famous memorial sites like Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery and Monchy-Le-Preux Memorial
- Roundtrip transport by minivan included
- Small-group format ensures a 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.
Even though it was a wet and rainy day, our tour guide went above and beyond to make sure we had a great day. Nicola was a wonderful guide and answered all questions asked. There is no doubt the day was a great success because of her! We would highly recommend this tour!
We had a wonderful day. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.
Tour sites were quite spectacular. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Her ability to explain the sites and the historical background and significance made the trip very special. The small group size also helped to make it more personal. Highly recommended.
An all Canadian tour! The cemetery visits were very moving as was the Memorial. The chance to walk through the trenches and tunnels - we'll remember a long time. This was a wonderfully paced tour, with a great guide who knew his stuff. If you are looking for a name on the memorial, see if you can find someone to help - its not strictly alphabetical.
Would highly recommend.
Fantastic tour...would highly recommend to ww1 history buffs........
Tour guide was wonderful.....well worth the price
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Sylvain was a wealth of knowledge. He made the tour more memorable.
This is a great tour. We had a very knowledgable guide who spoke excellent English. Touring Vimy Ridge was very impressive and emotional. Learned a lot. Highly recommend it.
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!