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Vimy
Among history buffs, the historic French town of Vimy—located just southwest of Lille—is a popular day trip destination from Paris. This World War I battle site and its Canadian National Vimy Memorial honors the more than 10,000 Canadian soldiers who were killed and wounded during the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge.

The Basics
Canada’s victory at Vimy proved essential in the advancement of British forces, and today the Canadian National Vimy Memorial covers a 250-acre (101-hectare) portion of the former battleground. Visit the memorial cemetery, which serves as the final resting place for most of the 3,598 Canadian soldiers who were killed in the fighting with German troops, and take in the monumental twin statuary memorial, on which the names of all who fought in the battle are inscribed.

Learn about the history and significance of the battlefield and its underground tunnels on a guided tour. Groups typically depart from Paris, Lille, Ypres, Brussels, and Bruges. Many WWI-themed tours also stop at Arras, the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, and the Monchy-Le-Preux Memorial.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • WWI history enthusiasts especially will enjoy touring the battlefield.
  • A portion of the site is off limits to the public due to dangerous wartime trenches and craters.
  • Most battlefields and memorials are outside, so wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Not all battlefields and war memorials are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers; confirm in advance.
 
How to Get There
Vimy is located at the junction of the D51 and the N17 roads. It is on the crest of Vimy Ridge, which overlooks the Artois region. There is no public transportation to the battlefield, so choose a tour that includes transportation to avoid the hassle of renting a car.

When to Get There
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is open daily, with a late morning opening time on Mondays. In December and January, it is open only by appointment. 

The Arras Memorial
Tours of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial often include a stop at the Faubourg d'Amiens British Cemetery in the nearby town of Arras. The memorial commemorates almost 35,000 soldiers from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and New Zealand who died in the battles fought here between 1916 and 1918.
Address: Vimy, France
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WWI Arras & Vimy Ridge Battlefields Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

WWI Arras & Vimy Ridge Battlefields Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

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Spend a day immersed in French WWI history with a visit to Arras and Vimy from Paris. On this full-day tour, you’ll see famous battlefields in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, visit commemorative sites like Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez and the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, and learn fascinating details about WWI from your guide. Enjoy personalized touring with your small group as well as free time to explore Arras, home to Monchy-Le-Preux Memorial.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$255.18
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US$255.18
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Private Round Trip Transfer from Arras or Lens to Vimy Ridge

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Private Round Trip Transfer from Arras or Lens to Vimy Ridge

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We pick you up at the train station or at your hotel and we drive you in a comfortable vehicule for a visit to the Vimy Canadian Memorial. We deposit you on the site where you will find english and french speaking guides. We set together the time of return, we pick you up at Vimy and we drop you off at the train station or at your hotel. Remember that this is more of a transportation service than a tourist guide service. However Michel and Rahma are native to the region and know perfectly the sites on which they take you. You are traveling in a VW Tiguan Carat or other. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.30
US$31.64
US$6.34 savings
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US$31.64
US$6.34 savings
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Vimy and Flanders Fields Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille

Vimy and Flanders Fields Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille

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Explore the Canadian World War I battlefields of France and Belgium on a private full-day tour from Lille or Arras. Witness the preserved tunnels and trenches of Vimy, where Canadian troops stormed German forces in April 1917. Learn about the Canadian assault and visit the Hill 145 memorial. After lunch, see some key Belgian WWI sites including the St Julien Memorial and Tyne Cot Cemetery, and attend Ypres’ Last Post Ceremony. The itinerary is flexible, so inform your guide if there’s anything you want to see more or less of.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$328.82
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Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille

Private Canadian WW1 Vimy & Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras or Lille

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Explore the battlefields of France on this 9-hour Canadian World War I Somme battlefield tour from Arras or Lille. Travel into the WWI battlefields of the Somme with your guide. Explore the tunnels from which Canadian troops attacked German lines in the Battle of Vimy. Walk through Canadian and German trenches as your guide details the struggles the soldiers faced. Sights you'll see include Courcelette Memorial to fallen Canadian soldiers, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, and Thriepval Memorial.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$364.69
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Full-Day Canadian WW1 Vimy and Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras

Full-Day Canadian WW1 Vimy and Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras

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Leave Arras to trace the fates of Canadian soldiers on World War I’s Somme battlefields on this private day trip. With an expert guide providing in-depth commentary, visit Vimy to experience the tunnels and trenches of the famous Canadian offensive in April 1917. Walk around the Canadian Cemetery No 2 and Courcelette Memorial, and pay tribute to the lost at the Thiepval Memorial and Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, where a 1916 attack by the Newfoundland Regiment saw terrible losses. Air-conditioned transport, entrance fees and a light lunch are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$412.51
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1 day Canadian WW1 tour including Vimy Ridge

1 day Canadian WW1 tour including Vimy Ridge

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On this history-packed, small-group tour, you’ll travel in a Mercedes minivan to WWI sites, from Vimy Ridge to the Newfoundland Park of Beaumont-Hamel. Pay your respects to fallen soldiers at the National Canadian Memorial and Vimy battlefields, and get a first-hand peek at the original preserved trench system used during the war.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$218.25
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US$218.25
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Vimy Ridge Private Day Trip from Paris, including Hotel Pick-Up

Vimy Ridge Private Day Trip from Paris, including Hotel Pick-Up

For all Canadians, the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917 was the one that forged the identity of their young nation, and for the British, it was their first major success in the First World War. During this visit, you will follow in the footsteps of the brave soldiers who fought and died on the battlefields of Artois. You'll visit Cabaret Rouge Cemetery, the largest in the region, and discover the graves of Commonwealth units around the world. You will explore the Canadian Memorial Park, a parcel of land granted by France to Canada in recognition of the country's contribution and sacrifices during the war. See for yourself the trenches, tunnels and craters that still mark the landscape a century later. End the day in the beautiful city of Arras. Restored after the war in its original style, the city has two historic cobbled squares which present unique examples of Flemish Baroque architecture. This visit can be personalized to meet a specific request.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$807.09
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1 day Canadian WW1 private tour including Vimy Ridge

1 day Canadian WW1 private tour including Vimy Ridge

Following the footsteps of the Canadians at Vimy Ridge and the Somme from Arras with a local experienced guide. We are conducting battlefield tours of the Western Front since over 12 years to provide you a unique experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$346.75
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Canadian Somme and Flanders battlefield tour 2 days starting from Lille or Arras

Canadian Somme and Flanders battlefield tour 2 days starting from Lille or Arras

If you’re a history buff visiting France, this guided tour from Lille is the perfect way to immerse yourself in World War I history and landmarks. This two day tour takes you to pay your respects at Europe’s largest World War I cemetery and several memorials. Visit the Passendale 1917 Museum, located on a major battlefield site and see the actual trenches and no-man’s land where the soldiers fought.  Leave transportation and navigation to your professional guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$705.46
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3 day tour Canadians in WW1 starting from Lille or Ypres

3 day tour Canadians in WW1 starting from Lille or Ypres

I am very flexible, it is possible to make a detour to go to visit the grave of one of your relatives. You will visit the battlefields on an easy way, I provide a personalized service. For transport I use a Mercedes Vito Tourer fully equiped for tours. I can provide a walker or a wheelchair.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$992.42
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