Western Front Battlefields – France

Western Front Battlefields

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

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Ypres Battlefields Tour France

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Western Front Battlefields – France

Western Front Battlefields

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

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11 Days

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ParisVersaillesLilleAmiens

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Your Adventure

1 Depart Australia
  • Board your flight Board your flight to France
2 Welcome to Paris
  • Arrive in Paris Enjoy a 3 hour panoramic city tour en route to Paris, taking in the sights of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Free time to explore Afterwards, you are free to relax and enjoy your new surrounds.
3 A day trip to Versailles
  • 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.
4 Paris
  • Self-guided city tour of the Arts Today you are free to explore the city, you may wish to visit the many museums including the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou.
5 Paris - Compeigne - Peronne - La Boisselle - Ypres
  • Travel to Ypres - stopping at Peronne Castle Depart Paris and make your way to Peronne to visit the Australian Memorial and the medieval site of Peronne Castle.
  • Western Front Battlefield and Memorial visit At the Western Front Battlefield and Memorial in Ypres, Belgium, visit:
    – Armistice Wagon
    – Historical de la Grande Guerre
    – Lochnagar Cratar
    – Australian Museum
6 Ypres
  • WWI Platoon experience Visit the memorial museum Passchendaele 1917 and partake in a unique WWI Platoon Experience.
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery visit Don the uniforms of the WWI Australian Soldiers as you retrace their footsteps to Tyne Cot Cemetery, plus a “Tommy Tucker” meal makes for a truly authentic experience.
7 Ypres
  • Flanders Field Museum visit Embark on a guided tour of the Flanders Field Museum.
  • Ypres sightseeing Spend a full day sightseeing, including visits to:
    – Messines Ridge
    – Gheluvelt
    – Broodseinde
    – Hill 60
    – Caterpillar
    – Polygon Wood
    – Sanctuary Wood
  • Last Post ceremony Finish the day with the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate.
8 Ypres - Amiens
  • Somme Battlefields Learn about Australia’s role in WWI as you journey through the battlefields and memorials of the Somme area, visiting:
    – The Australian Memorial
    – Adelaide Cemetery
    – The Franco Australian Museum
  • Fromelles sightseeing Continue to Fromelles to visit:
    – Pheasant Wood
    – V.C. Corner
    – The Australian Memorial Park
9 Amiens - Disneyland - Paris
  • Disneyland visit Enjoy a day of magic and adventure at Disneyland.
  • Free time in Paris The rest of the day is free for teacher organised activities. You could pay a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture.
  • Optional activity - ANZAC Day dawn service
10 Depart Paris
  • Final Farewell Bid au revoir to France and board your return flight home to Australia.
11 Welcome home
  • Arrive home in Australia.

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