guided tours from amiens




somme battlefield tours

Somme battlefield tours

guided tours from amiens


Terres de Memoire proposes regular departures but the itinerary is not necessarily the same every day. Our 1 Day Battlefields Tours are adapted to the needs of our clients and on some days the circuits may vary. With 4 vehicles and 4 guides on the road every day in Northern France (Somme, Artois & Flandres) Terres de Memoire believes it's important to keep that flexibility for clients to fully enjoy their tour and for them to be able to visit any specific site, cemetery or memorial their clients wish to see. As a result, our 1 Day Tour from Amiens is often tailor-made.






Somme battlefields Tour Itinerary

(sample itinerary subject to be modified)

  • The tour starts at Amiens station at 9.00am. From there we will visit the 1918 battlefields, starting with Villers-Bretonneux where we will pay our respects at the imposing Australian Memorial which commemorates nearly 11.000 Australian soldiers who died in France and have no known grave. We will then visit a German cemetery on the way to Albert, where we will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the 1916 battlefields : the impressive Lochnagar mine crater, a huge mine which was blown up on the 1st of July 1916, Pozières, and the Thiepval memorial to the Missing. The names of 72.000 missing British and South African soldiers who died in the Somme before March 1918 are commemorated on this overwhelming monument. We will finally visit the Canadian Historic Site of Beaumont-Hamel and its preserved trenches. The Newfoundland regiment suffered here 90 % casualties on the 1st of July 1916. After this extremely moving day we will return to Amiens. The tour finishes at Amiens station at 5.00-5.30pm.


    Customising your tour

    Our guides fully understand the importance of being able to visit a family member's grave? Therfore our itinerary is subject to change depending on private individual requests. Please let us know in adance if you have a particular site or grave you wish to visit.




tour description

Tours run every day of the week except on Sunday. The tour starts at Amiens railway station at 9.00am. The tour finishes at Amiens station at 5.00-5.30pm.

price

130 Euros per person
Discount for families with children
Special rates groups

key points

Tour groups kept to small size, up to 8 people.

All the tours are in English.

Pick-up / drop off at Amiens, 1h10 from Paris.

All the sites and museum fees included.

Travel in a top range minivan, Mercedes Vito.

Half-price for children.

Expert WW1 certified local French guides.



Travellers' reviews

Very moving experience.
Will definitely recommend the tour.
Absolute highlight of our 7 week holiday.
The whole day was incredibly informative.
Most professional and full of knowledge.
We learnt so much about the Western Front.
A truly memorable day at Amiens.
What a fabulous Battlefields Tour in France.
Every Australian must take this tour.



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