A day of remembrance and emotions
Departure at 9. 00 from Lille to Arras memorial sites (45 minutes' drive, then all sites are within a 20 minutes' drive from each other).
We will start the tour by the Vimy Ridge where you will visit the Grange tunnel, Canadian and german trenches, visitor centre and Memorial. We will continue after lunch by the ring of remembrance at Notre Dame de Lorette. The biggest engraved memorial in the world with the name of the 580000 soldiers of all nationalities who fell in French Flanders and Artois during the Great War. We will stop at the British cemetery Cabaret Rouge (One of the largest British cemeteries in north of France) and the monument to fraternizations in Neuville St Vaast. This site evoques some moments of peace and fraternization between the allies and the enemies during Christmas.
You will then get a guided tour of the Wellington tunnels to discover the underground city created by the british army.
After the tour, we can have a drink on the PLace des heros before returning to Lille.
-Departure from Lille (45 minutes' drive)
-Ring of remembrance at Notre Dame de Lorette
-British cemetery Cabaret Rouge
-Monument of fraternization
-Drive back to Lille (1 hour)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
The duration of the tour may be slightly flexible based on your interest in some sites. This tour may be quite emotional and you may appreciate to relax and have a drink on the beautiful square Place des heros before returning to Lille.
I will transport you in my private car, a modern Peugeot 2008 SUV air-conditioned, confortable and clean.
In case of larger group, I can arrange to rent a bigger car. Please contact me for a quote.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - Everywhere we go will accept credit cards but it's still a good idea to have a little cash on hand for a bottle of water, a postcard...
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
-As per government law, I cannot guide you inside museum or historical monument/building