Guided Tour of The Somme Battlefields from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included 252,00 €
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Guided Tour of The Somme Battlefields from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

Duration 12 hour(s)
Highlights
  • Full day filled of emotions inside of the Battlefields of the Somme
  • Pay tribute to Australian soldiers with the Sir John Monash Center
  • Discover the remains of the Great War: trenches, destroyed cities, memorial
  • In a small group, full-immersion in the First World War

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Discover the history of the First World War through this small group tour. You will follow the Remembrance Trail in the footsteps of men who fought in the fields of the Battle of the Somme. You will discover the great sites of Villers Bretonneux and the Australian Center John Monash. You can choose to privatize the tour for even more interactivity with our expert driver-guide.

You will be taken at your place of residence located in Paris around 6.30 am and board one of our comfortable minibuses to go towards the Somme in the north of the Parisian region. 

Our driver-guide will take you to visit Beaumont-Hamel where many Canadian soldiers lost their lives. This city has been recognized as a "historic site of Canada" since 1997 with the Newfoundland Memorial that you’ll explore with your guide. He will show you as well as the remains trenches that were used by the soldiers to defend themselves against invasion, cemeteries and Places of Remembrance. Canadian state pays tribute to Newfoundland fighters every 1rst of July each year.

You will visit afterwards the must-see Thiepval Memorial that is the largest memorial in the region. It pays tribute to the thousands of British and South African soldiers who died or disappeared between 1915 and 1918. It testifies to the friendship between France and Great Britain. you will also discover other places of worship such as the crater of Lochnagar, the town of Pozieres which suffered a heavy destruction during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Thiepval Memorial

You will stop at Péronne for a lunch in a traditional restaurant.

Restaurant "Bistrot d'Antoine"
Menu « formule du jour sur l’Ardoise »

One Starter to choose between two suggestions of the day
**
One main course to choose between three suggestions of the day
**
Dessert at choice :
Cheese of the day and hot drinks
A gourmet hot drink at choice of the day
**
Drinks:
1/4 cl of white, red or rosé wine OR 1 beer OR 1 bottle of still or gas water OR 1 soft 

 Chil menu (<12 years old)

Main course at choice
Chicken nuggets
Fish nuggets
Fresh French ground beef 
Ham and cheese escalope 
Ham
Mussels
**
Side at choice
Fresh fries
Lettuce
Green beans
Tagliatelle
Basmati rice
**

Sauce at choice
Mayonese OR Ketchup OR Mustard
**

Dessert at choice
Chocolate mousse
Cream cheese doot's and hot chocolate
2 flavors of ice cream at choice

* The menus are not available in english
* Example of menu, subject to modification

After this break, you will drive towards Villers-Bretonneux which is one of the Great War’s main sites of memory where Australian troops distinguished themselves. Our driver-guide will make you discover the city as well as the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux which is home of the 11,000 engraved names of Australian soldiers that fell for France. Then, you’ll visit Sir John Monash Center that highlights the 400,000 Australian soldiers who have been engaged in the conflict. It traces the relevant events of the Battle of Normandy in which Australia has played a vital role. This visit will offer you a sensory, emotional and didactic experiences through advanced multimedia applications.

The Battlefields of the Somme became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018 recalling the centenary of the Armistice that reinforces the status of an unavoidable place of memory for Australians and Canadians especially. 

On the minibus, you will leave around 16.30 pm to arrive at your place of residence in Paris to around 7 pm.

Please note :

  • Your hotel or apartment needs to be within Paris (postal code beginning with: 75)
  • Select the tour accordingly to number of passengers: up to 8 people per minibus
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Guided Tour of The Somme Battlefields from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

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Guided Tour of The Somme Battlefields from Paris in a Private Group, Lunch included (1-4 people)

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Guided Tour of The Somme Battlefields from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

Guided Tour of The Somme Battlefields from Paris in a Private Group, Lunch included (5-8 people)

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Cancellation fees : Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)

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252,00 € / pers.

We take care of everything

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Address : From your hotel in Paris

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Duration
12 hour(s)

Organized by PARISCityVISION

Tour Code: SOM

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A very good day tour. We were picked up promptly from our hotel by Celine who was very friendly, spoke very good English for us & was very informative on all aspects of our tour. Our included lunch was in a lovely restaurant in a small town & was delicious. We would highly recommend this day tour as well as Celine! Thank you

(5 of 5)

B. Susan the 9/15/19

Beyond lovely and touching. Danelle was our guide four years ago for our Normandy tour and just as great now. All went perfectly.

(5 of 5)

K. Carol and Carl the 9/8/19

We were picked up at our hotel by our wonderful guide Celine. Right from the start she was friendly & very knowledgeable about Australia's role in WW1. Due to our very early start we stopped for a breakfast & bathroom break on the way, which was appreciated. Were were taken through the beautiful countryside to multiple memorials, learning information about each place & were able to take many photos along the way. Lunch was at a delightful French restaurant in Perrone where the food was delicious. We then went to the Sir John Monash Centre & spent time seeing & listening to the displays, then walked along the many headstones. Such a moving experience, especially seeing how young many of the men were. We were driven back to our hotel, arriving about 7.30pm. We would recommend this tour to everyone, the service from Celine & Paris City Vision was excellent & the experience of visiting these important sights was extremely moving. Thank-you Celine for making our experience so memorable. Sharon, Brett, Jenny & Brett.

(5 of 5)

M. Sharon the 8/11/19

Great day with a really informative guide Danielle. Enough time to get a real appreciation of the proximity of the opposing lines during the battle of the Somme and the intensity of the fighting.

(5 of 5)

G. Eric the 7/23/19

Number of reviews : 24

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(4.9 of 5)

COVID-19 information: Due to the coronavirus situation, our tours are canceled until September 1st. Bookings for tours after this date can be made directly online. Check out our latest update HERE.