Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux

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  • From Lille: Australian Battlefield Private Tour of the Somme

    1. From Lille: Australian Battlefield Private Tour of the Somme

    Step onto the battlefields of the Somme and experience the history and legacy of the Australian Soldiers on a guided tour. Start your adventure in Lille and meet your expert guide. Head to Villers-Bretonneux and make your first stop at the Victoria School. See the Australian Memorial Wall that bears the names of nearly 11,000 soldiers. Have lunch and take a moment to explore the Sir John Monash Centre. Then, continue to the site of the historic Battle of Hamel lead by Australian Lieutenant-General, Sir John Monash. Travel to the site of the Battle of Pozières and marvel at the Basilica which still stands today. See the Lochnagar Mine Crater, the Memorial dedicated to the 1st Australian Division, and walk through Mouquet Farm while your guide tells you the history of the battle that took place there. Stand at the Thiepval Memorial, which honors 72,000 soldiers of the British Empire be...

  • WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

    2. 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.

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