Thiepval Memorial, Picardy

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WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

1. WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

Travel out to the Somme region and get away from the busy Paris center. Paying homage to the soldiers who fought upon the land and witness the relics of the journey. This day trip is in a luxury van, so you will be comfortable the entire journey and is limited to eight people, so the guide can give detailed responses to any questions. You will marvel at the huge Lochnagar mine crater, walk in the trenches at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and visit the Museum of the Great War in Peronne. Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers in both the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux as well as those remembered at the Thiepval Memorial. Visit and admire the beauty of the 13th century Cathedral of Amiens, the largest Cathedral in France. Once you have had a look around, the tour will head back to Paris for the closure of the trip.

From Paris: WWI Somme Battlefields Full-Day Tour

2. From Paris: WWI Somme Battlefields Full-Day Tour

Visit the battlefield of Somme for a day of remembrance. During the full-day tour you will discover the part of France which suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great War (the First World War). Explore the area where the dramatic period of history took place – the Somme battlefields and its major sites, including memorials, cemeteries, and traces of battles. Visit Delville Wood at Longueval, Pozière and Mouquet Farm, The Welsh Memorial at Mametz Wood, Thiepval, the Ulster Tower, Beaumont-Hamel site, and the Lochnagar Crater located at La Boisselle, an impressive mine hole 100 meters wide and 30 meters deep. Also visit the Newfoundland Memorial, which offers a realistic and moving view of the battles with its remarkably well-preserved trenches system, as well as the Historial in Péronne, an international and cultural museum of the First World War which explains the conflict, its origins, and its consequences. The Historial boasts a unique collection of over 50,000 original objects and documents of everyday life during the war.

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