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This tour covers the major sites of the Battles of the Somme in 1916 and 1918, it's an easy day trip coming from PARIS for the day (1h10 by train). Our tours start and finish just outside the AMIENS train station.
Our first stop is at Villers-Bretonneux to visit the Australian memorial and the new John Monash centre (if open on that day), then drive on the 1918 battlefields to discover the sites of the August 1918 allied counter-offensive. After a lunch stop at Albert, we cover the sites of the 1916 battle: the impressive "Lochnagar" mine crater, Pozieres, the Thiepval memorial to the missing and the preserved battlefields of Beaumont-Hamel.
Revisit the turbulent days of the Great War with these pre-booked admission tickets to the Somme Trench Museum. Get an insider’s look at the actual site where the allies attacked German positions during the Somme Offensive, one of the war’s deadliest battles. Learn the history of trench warfare as you visit real-life tunnels, later converted into air raid shelters, plus displays of artifacts and weaponry.
I invite you to discover the charm of a river that transports you: the Somme, an incredible procession of ponds and swamps. This river has remained itself, discreet, secret, generous, with its glories but also its wars. This river that springs, sculpts, meanders, confluences and sings, I wish to present it to you. Some species encountered: elegant agrion, the blue throat, the bittern, the kingfisher, ...
PENSEE, our Boulonnais draft mare will take you, without any harm to the environment, in the footsteps of the Australian soldiers who fought here on July 4, 1918 and carried out the plan provided by General John MONASH in 93 minutes.
LE HAMEL (80800) is in the center of the battlefield of July 4, 1918, 5 km north of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX and 7 km east of CORBIE
The tour will include a visit to the Somme Trench Museum 1916, which memorializes the soldiers and their experiences. As we leave the Museem Somme 1916, we will walk through Albert’s beautiful public garden along the winding river Ancre.
Our private tour of the Somme Battlefields will take us to see the Lochnagar Crater Memorial.
Your private guided tour of the Battle of the Somme includes a visit to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, which commemorates the 72,191 British and South African soldiers lost in these battles. We will also tour the Newfoundland Memorial Park near Beaumant Hamel.
The magnificent Caribou Memorial is a breathtaking site for visitors to the Newfoundlandland Memorial Park.