Designed to delight history enthusiasts, this 12-hour tour takes you to significant World War I sites that surround the Somme battlefields. Departing from Paris, you’ll travel to historic battlefields such as Thiepval, Péronne, and Villers-Bretonneux, and marvel at the size of the Lochnagar Crater in La Boisselle. See, too, the Franco-British Memorial and visit the Museum of the Great War. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Paris are included.
Your excursion begins at your Paris hotel at 7am, when you’ll greet your guide and board an air-conditioned minivan destined for the historic WWI battlefields of the Somme region.
Following a 2-hour drive, you’ll stop at Villers-Bretonneux to visit the site of the world’s first tank battle. The memorials that stand here pay testament to the bravery exhibited by soldiers on the battlefield in 1918.
The next stop is La Boisselle, home to a colossal crater dug by tunneling companies. After marveling at the size of the Lochnagar Crater, you’ll continue to Thiepval village and its WWI cemetery, whose graves honor the memory of thousands of soldiers.
See, too, the Franco-British Memorial before you travel through the verdant French countryside to Péronne, where you’ll have free time to enjoy lunch.
Take a self-guided tour of Péronne’s Museum of the Great War before reconvening with your guide for the journey back to your Paris accommodation.