Lille was once part of Flanders, a region in Belgium. Flanders, and in particular, Ypres (also known as the Salient), some 120km (75mi) from Lille, saw the most intense battles of the First World War on its soil.   World War I, also known as the ... 

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daboulet

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

We saw what was advertised including Vimy Ridge, Neuville Saint Vaast Canadian N2 Cemetery, Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Thiepval Memorial, and the Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. We also stopped in front of but did not get out to walk around a number of other memorials including a memorial to one of the Australian divisions involved in the Battle of the Somme I'm pretty sure that we would have been able to walk around if we had asked. Probably my favourite location was Vimy Ridge although every stop was quite interesting in its own way. The Thiepval Memorial to the missing is really quit staggering with the 73,000 names of soldiers with no known graves.

Our guide, Claude, spoke excellent English, was quite personable and really knew his stuff. He provided in-depth descriptions of each site and was able to easily answer every question we asked. We also never felt rushed.

Doing what: 9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour departing from Arras or Lille

Karen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Excellent tour to the Somme. Claude picked us up from our hotel in Lille and spent 8 hours with us showing us the Australian battlefields and monuments on the Western Front. He was very knowledgeable on the history of the war and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants an insight into the war fought by Australians.

Doing what: Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Somme

Gregory B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

We would highly recommend, Claude our guide was exceptional and very knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile

Doing what: Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Somme

Gregory B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

We would highly recommend, Claude our guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for his clients

Doing what: Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Somme

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