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Claude V.

Ploegsteert, Hainaut, Belgium

Hi, my name is Claude, I was born and raised in Flanders Fields.

The Great War became a passion when in 1981, Nelly and I purchased a bar and restaurant just opposite Ploegsteert Memorial to Missing. We still meet people coming from all over the world at our place.

I started doing research with Ted Smith and Tony Spagnoly in the eighties, and then with many other authors and historians.

I am now a specialized battlefield guide in the plains of Flanders in Belgium and the Somme area in France.
Below you will find my standard tours but I can also build a custom tour, you provide the information and I'll do the rest.

I like to talk about history of course but also about all what makes our daily life in France and Belgium.

I am flexible, provide a high standard service, can bring a walker or a wheelchair to make your tour more comfortable. I am using digital maps and old pictures of the places you will visit.

For the tours I use a Mercedes Vito Tourer fully equipped and fully insured for tour purposes.

A Recent Review of this guide

It was an excellent tour. Our guide Seran, who was filling in for Claude was exceptional and would highly recommend him. Thankyou for a wonderful enlightening tour
Grant Naylor

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Credentials

Guide license "GL70/2007.03 delivered by the "Commisariat Général au Tourisme.
Transport license TLAB251 300/1. (mandatory in Europe)

Official guide of the "Tourist Office of Comines-Warneton"

Member of the Scientific Committee of the "Plugsreet 14-18 Interpretative Centre"

Member of the "Royal British Legion" Somme Branch

Member of the "Western Front Association"

Guide Requirements for Belgium

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Tours by Claude V.

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Private tour guide Claude

WW1 Australian battlefield tour in Flanders,...

Two day battlefield tour with transportation and a private guide

1191 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

2 days

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Canadian battlefields in Vimy, Flanders,...

Two day battlefield tour with transportation and a private guide

1062 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

2 days

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Shore Battlefield tour from Zeebrugge,...

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Full day tour with transportation

696 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

6 hours

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Shore Battlefield tour from Zeebrugge,...

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Full day tour with transportation

696 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

6 hours

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Canadian World War 1 Flanders private,...

Full day tour with transportation and a private guide.

623 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

12 hours

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Vimy and Belgian Canadian private battlefield,...

Full day tour with transportation and a private guide.

630 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

12 hours 30 min.

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Dunkirk Operation Dynamo battlefield,...

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Day tour with transportation and qualified guide

783 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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New Zealand battlefield private tour,...

Full day tour with transportation including the Last Post at the Menin,...

619 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

11 hours

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Australian battlefield private tour in,...

Full day tour with transportation including the Last Post at the Menin,...

596 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

12 hours

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The Australian Somme Private Battlefield,...

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Full day tour with transportation Fromelles, Villers Bretonneux, Le,...

714 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours

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Canadian Private Tour to Vimy and the,...

Full day tour with transportation and a private guide.

672 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

9 hours

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Belgian Army Frontline Private Tour

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Full day tour with transportation including the Last Post at the Menin,...

520 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

11 hours

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Australian Battlefield Private Tour in,...

Full day tour with transportation including the Last Post at the Menin,...

649 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

12 hours 30 min.

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Beers and War guided tour in Flanders

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Guided tour with transportation

575 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

9 hours

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Louvre Lens Museum Tour

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Transportation to the Museum from Zeebrugge or Brugge

622 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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