Our tour guide did an outstanding job taking us to the WWI battlefields near Verdun and Meuse-Argonne. Her knowledge of French history and the history of WWI was evident as she explained the context for the sites. It was very moving as an American to see the memorial to the U.S. Army victory at Meuse-Argonne as well as the cemetery. I would certainly recommend this tour to others and would not hesitate to hire this guide again if we decide to visit more battlefields in France. By the way, to answer a question she had for us, the memorials in the U.S. do say 1914-1918, even though we came into the war only at the end. Thanks again!
Our tour, led by Nicola, was an informative and moving experience. Nicola was quite knowledgeable and did a great job putting the various sites in perspective. She also helped me locate my grandfather's grave in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery most efficiently. Nicola also interacted quite well with two small children who were accompanying their parents on the tour. The lunch, in a small village cafe that also displayed WWI artifacts, was delicious, and the site itself was intriguing. I highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking to know more about WWI. It was terrific!
Two battles not visited by the English speaking world as Verdun was a largely French-German battle but everyone should visit this area to see the scale of the of the longest battle of WWI. There are still clearly visible signs of the war along with the Ossuary and Fort Douamont both being visited. The visit to the Meuse-Argonne area, where the US did the fighting in late 1918 was also poignant especially seeing the dates 9th, 10th and 11th November 1918 as the date of death for many of the men there on both actual tombstones as well as the wall of the missing. The lunch stop was well chosen as a lovely spot in a small village with its own museum.
A full day with lots to see. Our driver/guide Sylvain was excellent. With a small group, we had a more intimate tour. 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun so this was an opportune time to see the city of Verdun, the Battlefields, lost villages destroyed by the fighting, and the American cemetery. The lunch stop was in a small village. Although it was a light lunch, the portions of sandwiches or salads were huge. We ate outdoors and were able to visit the small museum while our food was being prepared. Highly recommended!
This was a fabulous tour. The guide was excellent for many reasons...he had good knowledge of the area and was not overbearing in his manner. He gave the war and places a human face. The pace was excellent.
The provided lunch and its location was amazing!
It was incredible. Saw a lot, learned a lot. Our guide was great. Would recommend to everyone.
The trip was both informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Sylvain, was knowledgeable and so willing to answer any and all questions. We would recommend this trip with Sylvain to anyone interested in these WW1 sites.
A very small group enabled us to ask hordes of questions and learn way more than i was expecting. It also enabled us to be more agile and focus on the aspects of the tour that were most interesting to us. Sebastian was incredibly knowledgeable, he wasn't reciting any script, he knew anything and everything about the events that happened in the area. Will definitely do another tour next time we're in France.
The tour guide, Sylvian, was excellent, knowledgeable, perfect English. Van was comfortable with good viewing. The lunch/museum stop was very interesting. We experienced a lot of the tragedy of WWI. We had plenty of time at each location.
The Verdun/Meuse Argonne tour was excellent. It covered everything I hoped to cram in in one day. Our driver/guide, Sylvain, was terrific, knowledgeable, engaging and very flexible. If you only have a day to visit these sights, this is e way to go.
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