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A wonderful but sad experience to the Somme Battlefields and led by the very knowledgeable guide Regis.
This was a must do trip and proved to be extremely moving. Our guide Julian made this a memorable day with his knowledge and inflexible attitude. Highly recommended.
First rate from start to finish. Regis was a super guide - informative, engaging and professional. I was there with my 14 year old son and we spent the day with Regis and 4 other travellers visiting a number of sites in and around the WWI battlefields, travelling around in a luxury people carrier. As the day unfolded we all got to know each other and the questions and conversations around the tour and our various interests developed. I found the site visits emotional and sobering at times and undoubtedly thought-provoking. We went for a late but delicious lunch in a local bar prior to our last tour stop before heading back to Paris. This tour was a perfect mix of history, scenery, sightseeing and interaction with our guide, Regis, and our fellow travellers. Out of a 10 day holiday in Paris and the South of France with many highlights my 14 year old declared it the best day.
Great tour of the battlefields, so much sad history took place here. You really get a feel for the desperation of those doomed men. It was a moderately rainy day when we visited but that just made it feel more real. On this centenary year of the start of the Great War, it is good to remember the horror and sacrifice so that the chance of another is less.
A great experience, with lots of history in perspective. Your guide often makes a tour; in our case Julie was fabulous. Clear and articulate, with a warm smile and friendly personality. Countryside is picturesque; hard to image the noise, mud and stench of the battlefields. If you want to see this part of France and have a limited time available, this is recommended. Thanks Julie. Bryan and Marianne Scherer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Great attention to the group by the guide who was engaging and informative of the individuals requests.
A great trip all round.
A day trip that was very interesting, good english speaking guide and lots of very touching war sites. Even the weather was very beatiful. We travellen in a van, 6 people, very comfortable and the whole day was very impressive and can be recommended to all that are interested in historical events.
This was an excellent day trip from Paris. Regis was a helpful guide who drove well and had very good knowledge about everything we saw, he was also interested in war history and made it interesting for us too.I was impressed with how beautiful and peaceful the memorials are and it was good to visit a wide range of places and learn so much about what went on in different parts of the landscape. It is a plus to to be picked up close to where one is staying in Paris and also be returned back there again especially when the trip starts so early in the morning.
Really long day but well worth it with a range of sites visited accompanied by an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable guide. Although advertised as an Anzac tour there is also enough of interest for the British too.
This was a great tour that gave us a real sense of the battlefields' scale. Our guide, Régis was very knowledgeable.
My grandfather, Charles Gustaf Ostberg was killed on September 30, 1918 at the Battle of the Somme. I wanted to see the place where he lost his life. The tour guide, Regis, was very helpful in helping to pin down for me the exact location of his final days. We had a very lovely group of Australians along on our tour. They too were looking to find out about an individual who had died there. If you are an historian, or just someone who is very interested in World War 1, you will really enjoy your day.
Great tour, heart wrenching hearing about all the loss of life, very knowledgeable guide
This was amazing. Julia our guide was the most beautiful, caring lady I could wish for. We were lucky we had a car and only Julia and 3passengers. It rained all day but it could not dampen our spirits. We had a great lunch and great company. I would give this tour 6 stars and if anyone is going to tour the Somme Battle fields which every Aussie should do I recommend this tour. Julia had great knowledge of the area and the history of WW1 and WW2. Thankyou Julia for helping me find my Great uncle who lost his life in the Great War.