- 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
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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 your hotel in Paris.
It was great and our guide was wonderful. Full of knowledge but not boring which sometimes happens when talking about history. He gave just the right amount of dates without making our eyes cross. The stories made it all come alive. I have already recommended this tour to some friends who are going to Paris next week.
Our guide, Sebastien, was absolutely terrific. He provided historical commentary throughout and was able to relate stories of local participation during the war. His knowledge of the area and the time period made the tour a highlight of our trip. Our time at the Vimy memorial will be a favourite memory. Thanks, Sebastien.