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Excellent tour. We were very lucky that it was a small seven person tour and we had a very knowledgeable tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour if you are at all interested in WW1 history.
The guide was phenomenal. The experience far exceeded my expectations. He networked with the duty museum to locate scene of my great uncle's death and the was tenacious in finding the site. This tour is much more extensive than advertised. It allows ample time at each site visited and even includes some sites not advertised. I highly recommend that Americans especially do this excellent tour!
Amazing and knowledgeable guide, with a thorough understanding of WWI history. Wonderful way to spend a day!
Excellent tour! Our guide, Bertrand, was extremely knowledgeable and provided intimate details of Verdun and the Meuse-Argonne. And he had a great sense of humor. I'd be delighted to take another tour with him. Thank you, Bob Jester
Joannpoduska United States of ...
I would give this tour 10 stars! Small group is the best way to experience it. Nicola was a great guide and very knowledgeable. She took the time to help me find my great great uncle's grave and found more information on him for me. She went the extra mile for us when she returned items to our hotel we left on the van.
We had an incredible experience on this tour. First our tour guide Bertrand was highly engaging and extremely knowledgeable. He shared detailed insights about troop movements and where specific items on the battlefields occurred, as well as, background on this region and how it has been critical in European geo-political events. We visited several amazing places such as the former village of Fleury, the Fort of Douamont, the Douamont Ossuary, the French soldiers cemetery, the American soldiers cemetery, and the remains of the village of Montfaucon. I highly recommend this tour.
tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the subject matter.The tour was very well planned
Josh United States of ...
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.
VERY MOVING EXPERIENCE AT BOTH VERDUN AND THE MEUSE-ARGONNE BATTLEFIELDS. TOUR GUIDE WAS SUPERB AND OUTSTANDING. HE WAS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE, ARTICULATE AND AN EXCELLENT DRIVER. HE WAS A COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL.
This was a last minute booking and turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Bertran, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable of World War I and the battle sites. Climbing the hills and walking through the trenches gave us a slight idea of what the soldiers went through.
Excellent excursion, well-informed leader (Sebastian) with sense of humor and perspective. French and American cemetary sites visits were especially moving.
Even though the drive from Paris is over 3 hours, the site is immensely interesting with several stops of great importance to those interested in military history, particularly the first World War. There is no substitute for being on a battleground even after 100 years when little trace remains. The ground is hallowed and you easily can see trench works as well as shell fragments and imagine how devastated it all was after billions of shells were expended here. The cemeteries and ossuaries are a clear reminder of the cost. Our guide, Sebastian, was able to describe much of the strategy and tactics and mistakes made in this long battle as well as the larger war, too. I look forward to my Somme visit in a few days.
This was an excellent tour led by a guide, Sebastian, who had an academic speciality in military history. The French combat zone around Verdun was especially well done, as was the American combat area in the Meuse-Argonne region.
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