- Somme Battlefields of WWI tour of Paris by minivan
- Personalized small group (maximum 18 people)
- Visit the Delville Wood cemetery at Longueval
- See the landmine Lochnagar crater
- Visit the Australian battlefield sites at Poziere and Mouquet Farm
- British memorial at Thiepval and Ulster Tower
- Visit the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux
- Tour the Historial Peronne WWI museum
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off by minivan
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What You Can Expect
See the Australian flag flying over Poziere in recognition of the sacrifices made by the ANZAC's in the battle that took place here during the battle of the Somme. This battle was followed by the battle of Mouquet Farm which you will also visit today.
Continuing to Thiepval, you will see the largest memorial dedicated to missing British Soldiers. You will also visit The Ulster Tower, a memorial to the men of the 36th Ulster division, the Beaumont-Hamel and the Newfoundland Memorial which offers a realistic and moving view of these battles in its remarkably well-preserved trenches system. During this day-trip you will also see the the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Finish the tour with a visit to the Historial at Peronne, an international and cultural museum of the first world war (1914-1918) which explains the conflict, its origins and its consequences.The museum boasts a unique collection of over 50,000 original objects and documents of everyday life during the war. Return to your Paris hotel.
This was an amazing tour for anyone interested in WW1 battle sites. We were extremely pleased with Gwendoline's (our tour guide) knowledge of the history of the area. She made the sites come alive for us in spite of the weather. As the group included people from Australia and Newfoundland, it made the visit to those particular sites even more meaningful and Gwendoline's thoughtfulness and knowledge was outstanding. There is so many wonderful aspects to this tour - the visit to the small villages and the care and honor displayed by the citizens of France even though a 100 years have passed. My wife and I were grateful for the outstanding tour and highly recommend it.
This tour was really good. Our guide, Sebastien, had a degree in military history and his knowledge of miliary strategy and the history of the area exceeded our expectations. As an Australian, these battlefields are of particular interest and we were not disappointed. Sebastien also recommended a lovely restaurant for lunch in the town of Peronne (price not included in the tour), so we went along. The cost was very reasonable and we had one of the best meals that we ate during our whole two weeks in France. This is a long day trip but is well worth doing for anyone with an interest in World War 1. Highly recommended.