Western Front Battlefields

Western Front Battlefields

Understand more about the liberté the allies were fighting for as you absorb the culture of Paris before journeying westward to Flanders. Explore historic battlegrounds, memorials and significant military sites in the region with short stops and day trips.

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Western Front Battlefields

Western Front Battlefields

Understand more about the liberté the allies were fighting for as you absorb the culture of Paris before journeying westward to Flanders. Explore historic battlegrounds, memorials and significant military sites in the region with short stops and day trips.

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10 Days*

Destinations

ParisVersaillesFlandersAmiensVillers-Bretonneux

Learning Areas

Humanities and Social Sciences

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Day 11: Paris extension

Your Adventure

1 Depart Australia
  • Board your flight Begin your journey to Paris, France.
2 Hello Paris
  • Arrive in Paris Meet your Tour Director and check into your hotel.
  • Paris city walk This city was made for walking. Stroll grand boulevards with sweeping views of the city, pristine parks with trees planted in perfect rows, and narrow streets crowded with vendors selling flowers, pastries and cheese. Then head to the Île de la Cité, a small island in the Seine, to see Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Dinner in Latin Quarter
3 Paris
  • Paris guided sightseeing tour Explore Paris with a local guide. See Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, École Militaire, Les Invalides, Conciergerie, Tuileries Garden, Place Vendôme, and the Opera House.
  • Travel to Versailles - Royal Chateau visit Journey to Versailles and visit the Royal Chateau and gardens. Explore the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Apartments and the Museum of the History of France before returning to Paris.
  • Optional Versailles guided excursion The ultimate palace, Versailles was built by Louis XIII, and housed the royal family and its groveling court from 1682, when Louis XIV the Sun King moved in, to the French Revolution. Your guide will take you on an adventure to discover the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors and the Garden of Versailles.
  • Crêperie dinner Tonight for dinner, enjoy a speciality from the Brittany region of France: crepes. Creperie restaurants are very popular in Paris and you will be able to choose from the variety of toppings (ham, cheese, egg, peppers, spinach, cream--or a combination!) to create your favorite savory crepe (called "galette") before you enjoy a local favourite: a sweet crepe served with chocolate, fruit or jam.
4 Paris
  • Louvre visit Explore the world's largest art museum and see the Mona Lisa.
  • Seine River cruise See the city from the water on an hour-long cruise along the River Seine. See the Eiffel tower rising up on the Left Bank, the walls of the Louvre on the Right Bank. A guide will point out other monuments and architectural marvels as you pass, many of which are illuminated by clear white light at night.
5 Paris - Flanders
  • Travel to Flanders via WW1 sites
  • The Armistice Clearing visit On November 11, 1918, the Armistice was signed in the Compiegne Forest, bringing the First World War to an end. Today, step back in time and visit the exact replica of the railway carriage where the events unfolded.
  • Lochnagar crater visit
6 Flanders
  • WWI Platoon experience Visit the memorial museum Passchendaele 1917 and partake in a unique WWI Platoon Experience.
7 Flanders
  • Flanders sites Explore Flanders sites:
    – Messines Ridge
    – Gheluvelt
    – Hill 60
    – The Caterpillar
    – Polygon Wood
    – Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) visit
  • In Flanders Fields Museum visit Embark on a guided tour of the Flanders Field Museum.
  • Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate
8 Flanders - Amiens
  • Travel to Amiens via Fromelles and the Somme [activity title="Fromelles sites"]Explore Fromelles with your tour director and see Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and visit the memorial.
  • Somme Tour Director-led sightseeing
9 Amiens - Paris
  • Travel to Paris via Villers-Bretonneux
  • Villers-Bretonneux sites Learn about Australia’s role in WWI as you journey through the battlefields and memorials of the Somme area. See the Adelaide Cemetery and visit the Australian National Memorial, Sir John Monash Centre, and The Franco-Australian Museum.
10 Depart Paris or start tour extension
  • Travel home or continue on to Paris
  • Disneyland Paris extension Explore the land of fairytales across 5 amazing lands filled with classic attractions, shows and street parades. Please note that this excursion includes entrance to Disneyland Park. Entrance to Walt Disney Studios Park is not included.
11 Tour extension: Return home

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