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    BEAUMONT-HAMEL BATTLEFIELDS TOUR

     

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    TOUR DESCRIPTION

    Come and join us for a day of remembrance. During that day you will discover this part of France which suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great War (first world war). We will explore this area where a dramatic period of history took place, The Somme Battlefields and its major sites (memorials, cemeteries and traces of battles) : Delville Wood at Longueval, The Lochnagar Crater at La Boisselle, Pozière, The Welsh Memorial at Mametz Wood, Thiepval, The Ulster Tower, Beaumont-Hamel site and the Newfoundland memorial, Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, the Historial in Péronne.

     Tour Highlights

    Longueval.  "At Longueval, the South-African national memorial honour the South African troops who underwent their baptism of fire in Delville Wood, known as "Devil's Wood". Of the 3,200 men who went into the attack of 15 July 1916, only 143 came out unharmed 5 days later."

    Longueval Memorial

    Lochnagar Crater:  "Located at La Boisselle, the Lochnagar Crater is an impressive mine hole 100 meters across and 30 meters deep."

    Lochnagar Crater


    Thiepval:  "Thiepval was one of the bitterly contested places of the battle of the Somme, during which some 1,300,000 persons lost their lives. The Thiepval Memorial was inaugurated in 1932 to commemorate the 73000 Commonwealth dead without a known grave."
    Beaumont-Hamel"The Newfoundland Memorial offers a realistic and moving view of these battles in its remarkably well-preserved trenches system."

    Villers-Bretonneux: "This imposing white stone memorial, inaugurated in 1938, set behind a Commonwealth War Grave site, includes a high central tower joined to two corner pavilions by simple walls on which are engraved the names of the 11,000 Australian soldiers who died in France. Every year an ANZAC DAY ceremony is held here."

    Memorial at Villers Bretonnuex 

    The Historial at Péronne: "The Historial is an international and cultural museum of the first world war [1914-1918]. It 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."

     Peronne War Museum

     NOTE: THIS TOUR WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 11th TO MARCH 31st

    Tour Price Includes:

    .         Season: From April 1st to October 30th
    ·         Scheduled days: Mondays/Wednesday/Friday (01 Apr - 11 Nov)
    ·         Daily departure available with a minimum of 6 passengers.
    ·         Departures: From 7:00 am
    ·         Duration: Approximately 11 hours
    ·         Pick up point: From your accommodation in Paris
    ·         Return point: To your accommodation in Paris

    Tour Price:   from AU$395 per person. Childrens and group rate on request.

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