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Jeff O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

A very small group enabled us to ask hordes of questions and learn way more than i was expecting. It also enabled us to be more agile and focus on the aspects of the tour that were most interesting to us. Sebastian was incredibly knowledgeable, he wasn't reciting any script, he knew anything and everything about the events that happened in the area. Will definitely do another tour next time we're in France.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The tour guide, Sylvian, was excellent, knowledgeable, perfect English. Van was comfortable with good viewing. The lunch/museum stop was very interesting. We experienced a lot of the tragedy of WWI. We had plenty of time at each location.

Mark L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

The Verdun/Meuse Argonne tour was excellent. It covered everything I hoped to cram in in one day. Our driver/guide, Sylvain, was terrific, knowledgeable, engaging and very flexible. If you only have a day to visit these sights, this is e way to go.

Mary L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Bertrand was absolutely great. This man know his history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015


Phillip E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour guide was excellent !!

Ron N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was a last minute booking and turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Bertran, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable of World War I and the battle sites. Climbing the hills and walking through the trenches gave us a slight idea of what the soldiers went through.

Randy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Excellent excursion, well-informed leader (Sebastian) with sense of humor and perspective. French and American cemetary sites visits were especially moving.

James M W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Even though the drive from Paris is over 3 hours, the site is immensely interesting with several stops of great importance to those interested in military history, particularly the first World War. There is no substitute for being on a battleground even after 100 years when little trace remains. The ground is hallowed and you easily can see trench works as well as shell fragments and imagine how devastated it all was after billions of shells were expended here. The cemeteries and ossuaries are a clear reminder of the cost. Our guide, Sebastian, was able to describe much of the strategy and tactics and mistakes made in this long battle as well as the larger war, too. I look forward to my Somme visit in a few days.

Julius R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was an excellent tour led by a guide, Sebastian, who had an academic speciality in military history. The French combat zone around Verdun was especially well done, as was the American combat area in the Meuse-Argonne region.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Tour guide was great. We learned a great deal. american Cemetery was moving!!

Andrew W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Bertrand, our host and tour guide, should be a designated French national treasure. Our knowledge of the Great War improved ten-fold before we even arrived at Verdun due to his careful scene-setting in terms of the geo-political history of the region, the local culture, and the every-day lives of the French people during that era. And the passion and insight he shared throughout his tour of the various sights helped us understand the impact of the war in a deep and personal way. Bertrand managed all the details of the day, leaving us to enjoy the ride and rich, deep dialogue he engaged us in. We spent nine days in Paris, and this day is arguably the one that leaves us with the longest-lasting impression.

Maureen L

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Very interesting to see the various sites of the battles. The guide was helpful and informative.

Diana S

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2015

Very interesting, would have like to walk around the bombing sites a little more. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Charles M

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2014

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He made the trip interesting. There was more walking than expected, I would not recommend this trip for anyone with mobility issues. We had 6 on our tour in a small van which was very crowded, I feel the trip was over-priced for what was received.

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