Thiepval Memorial, Hauts-de-France

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  • Arras: Canadian WW1 Vimy and Somme Battlefield Tour

    1. Arras: Canadian WW1 Vimy and Somme Battlefield Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel and driven towards Vimy. Once arriving, see the famous Canadian National Vimy Memorial and walk in the Grange Tunnel where the PPCLI, the Black Watch, and the Royal Canadian Rifles stood hours before the battle. Spend some time in the Visitor Centre before going to the Memorial on the top of the ridge. We will then head towards the Somme, stopping at Courcelette Memorial near Pozieres, where tanks were used for the first time in September 1916. Afterward, there will be a short lunch break. Then you will see the Lochnagar mine crater and the Thiepval Memorial, which bears the names of 72,000 soldiers who died on these battlefields. Proceed to the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park to see its original WWI trenches, where the tour ends. Walk through the trenches that lead Allied forces towards the German trenches. After, you will be driven ba...

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