1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Vimy

From Paris: Battle of Arras & Vimy Ridge Day Tour by Minibus

Product ID: 24617
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Spend a day of remembrance exploring the remains of the First World War battlefields and memorials along the Western Front, the thought provoking Canadian Memorial Park at Vimy and the historical town of Arras.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Pickup at your hotel in the center of Paris (except 75019 and 75020)
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Canadian Memorial Park at Vimy
  • Discover Vimy Trenches and explore the famous Vimy Ridge Tunnels
  • See Cabaret Rouge Cemetery in Souchez
  • Enjoy free time in Arras
  • Join a small group on a comfy air conditioned minibus
Full description
Join a small group for a thought provoking day of remembrance. Discover the many cemeteries, memorials and traces of battles from the First World War along the path of the Western Front.

Stop off for a exploration of The Artois where the gently rolling landscape is full of reminders of the bloody battles fought there. Visit a site of major significance to Canadians, The Canadian National Commemorative Park at Vimy. Here, see many scars on the land such as trenches, mine craters, and ridge tunnels which were used to shelter Allied troops as they came under fire from German artillery.

The strategic value of Vimy Ridge and its famous network of tunnels made it a strategic possession, and the German occupation of Vimy Ridge was a major threat to any advance in the Somme region. The British- and Canadian-led battle took possession back during April 1917.

Also enjoy free time in the beautiful historical town of Arras.

As the day progresses major sites such as the Cabaret Rouge Cemetery in Souchez will be revealed, all reminders of those other soldiers, from Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries who also contributed and fought to give us the peace we enjoy today. This tour will give you the opportunity to honor all those who gave up their lives.
Includes
  • Time to discover famous sites, including, Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Cabaret Rouge Cemetery, Arras..
  • Free Time in Arras for lunch
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop off (with private option)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop off (with public option)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Café Royal 19 Avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris, France. Please arrive 10 minutes before tour starting time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The maximum group size is 18
• No cancellations, modifications or refunds 5 days prior to the scheduled date