- 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.
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.
Nicola was an amazing tour guide. She offered an overview of WWI and we agreed we needed a refresher. Her overview was detailed yet succinct and I wished I had had a tape recorder with me. She answered everyone's questions well and we did not feel rushed at any of the three sites.
The bus driver Natalie was also great.
Our tour guide was well organized and very informative. We liked his choice of stops in addition to the Vimy War Memorial. Sebastian was entertaining and added to our understanding of World War I. It has been hard to imagine the conditions for the soldiers like my grandfather and for the local people. My husband and I would recommend this tour to others. There were 5 of us on the tour: 2 from BC, 1 from ON and the 2 of us from PEI.
Very informative tour! I'm not a big military history buff but I still got a lot out of this tour. The small group setting was very nice and the pick up and drop off at the hotel was perfect. Would highly recommend to Canadians interested in learning more about Canada in WWI!
Great tour and guide, small group. Fair representations of French, German and Commonwealth cemeteries. Not enough time at Vimy monument.
For Canadians it is a must see. Very informative. Excellent guide.