• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 11-hour guided tour to WWI sites in Arras and Vimy Ridge from Paris
  • Step upon Nord-Pas-de-Calais’ most famous battlefields and learn about the struggles that ensued there
  • Pay tribute to WWI soldiers at famous memorial sites like Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery and Monchy-Le-Preux Memorial
  • Roundtrip transport by minivan included
  • Small-group format ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Day Trip to Arras and Vimy Ridge WW1 Battlefields from Paris

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez

Customer Reviews

kmgray

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We thoroughly enjoy our tour of Vimy Ridge. The guide was very knowledgeable and had excellent communications skills. We had a great day.

judith s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Although our guide had to be changed at the last minute to a chap whose specialty was The Somme, I was impressed with the depth and breadth of his knowledge about the Vimy battle as well. I was glad we started with the poignant pilgrimage to a number of Allied as well as German cemeteries. The loss of hundreds of thousands of young men in a war that resolved nothing was staggering. Of particular interest was the German cemetery with its stark rows of black crosses sprinkled with a few domed white ones with a Star of David. Even in death it seemed a point had been made: they were not true Germans. Had these young Jewish men survived these battles, I believe they would have been subjected to the death camps a few years later. When we finally arrived at Vimy, we went through the tunnels, a claustrophobic experience and one that would have been terrifying to the young men huddled in the dark for days, imagining the fate that faced them once they poured through the doors and into the trenches. Of course, the highlight was the stunning and stark white monument itself that towered over the ridge itself. More than one in the tour left with a bit of a tear in their eye.

Michel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent trip with and excellent guide: Sylvain. Vimy is a pilgrimage for any Canadian. Very interesting visit. We were well looked after by Sylvain with lots of information. I recommend to anyone.

Melissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Long day but lots of interesting things to see and ponder!

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Nicola was fantastic, she is knowledgable, answered all of our questions and explained a number of things. Our children learned a lot about WW1 and how Canada was an important part of history. The lunch in Arras was terrific, a bit more time to shop there would have been good, but understandable.

sl_chow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This is a tour every Canadian should go on to better appreciate the bravery and sacrifices made at Vimy Ridge. Visiting a few of the over 600 cemeteries in Northern France, our tour included the Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery as well as the German cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast. The knowledgeable Nicola, provided us with a great recounting of the Canadian military strategy and events leading up to this pivotal battle. The monument itself is an amazing tribute of our nation's grief and respect for all the lives lost. My daughter and I will never forget this visit.

Debbie O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a very informative trip. Our guide, Nicola, was very knowledgeable, and also a lot of fun. The places we stopped at on the way to Vimy Eodge were very interesting, and sobering. We would highly recommend this tour. Wonderful experience.

harrisonleslie04

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Even if you had no one directly related to you who participated in this battle, you cannot help but to be moved by the sacrifice and courage by the troops who helped win this significant battle. It makes you appreciate the times you live in so much more after visiting these places and learning more about the historic significance of this epic battle. Our tour guide had a degree in history, which made every story and event spoken of come alive.

Dennis W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Our Guide spook perfect English, most of them do! She was from England. Very very knowledgeable and enjoyed her job.I would do the tour again. Emotional and impressive.

Muriel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Our guide Nicola made the day very interesting and enjoyable for us. She was quite knowledgeable about the area and events. The visit to the monument was moving and the tour of the tunnels and trenches enlightening.

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