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Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours

Address: 20 rue Gabriel Faure, 02100 St-Quentin, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)631318502
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in St-Quentin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Guided visits of various battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the First World War. Picardy...
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Owner description: Guided visits of various battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the First World War. Picardy, Somme, Arras, Ypres Salient.Tours can be full day or half day, and are entirely made to measure and according to your nationality (Australian, Canadian, American, South African, etc...).Chemins d'Histoire is a legally registered Battlefield Tours company.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We booked a full day tour with Olivier Dirson to see both the grave yard and battlefield where my great grandfather have his life. Throughout Olivier consistently astounded us with his knowledge of dates and events running from 9 in the morning till beyond 5 pm. The tour was well planned and had good variety given the 3 generations represented... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We very much wanted to visit the graves of our uncles, and Olivier made this possible. It was a very moving experience and we are so glad we have done it. Olivier is a very good tour guide, very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him. Thank you Olivier you made it a very special day for us.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I went with my parents for a half day tour, and couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a day. Olivier was helpful, knowledgeable and allowed us to take our time over the parts of the tour that were important to us; all in all he was everything you could ask for in a guide. The tour was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm lucky enough to travel to Paris once a year for work and I have always wanted to visit the Somme region so after years of putting it off I finally did it this October and it was one of the most memorable moving experiences of my life. A very pleasant 1 hour train ride from Paris, our absolutely fantastic... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My brother and I recently took our father for a day tour of the battlefields and what a wonderful and poignant day it was !! Olivier was a magnificent tour guide and took us to all the sites we had asked to visit. He was very informative and very pleasant !! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Hubby announced as soon as we decided to go to Europe for 5 weeks with our son & daughter and their partners, that we were going to find my great uncles grave. He was killed at Messines in Jun 1917, the day Hill 60 blew. Oliver picked us up in Lille and away we went. It was the best day... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Spent a wonderful day with Olivier on the Somme. Having previously discussed areas which were of particular interest to us Olivier prepared a schedule which enabled us to visit these sights. His extensive knowledge made our day both informative and enjoyable. Pick up and drop off at railway station proved a boon. Would not hesitate to recommend Olivier for either... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My Grandfather served with the Royal Field Artillery during WW1 and was seriously injured during the German Offensive ‘Operation Michael’ which started on 21st March 1918. My Grandfather was injured on 25th March 1918 and Olivier tailored the tour to follow the progress and effects of the offensive up to and following the 21st March 1918. The tour was very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I cannot recommend Olivier highly enough. We did a one-day tailor-made tour with him in September this year. I was interested to see the places where my grandfather had served as a chaplain with the 9th Battalion in 1916. He had mapped out a tour wihich took us to these locations, including the various cemeteries in and around Fromelles, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Spent a great day today with Olivier. He took us to the bench at Beaumont Hamel that my In laws donated. His knowledge of the war was very impressive, he is friendly and quite accommodating. I would highly recommend him! Thank you Olivier for a terrific day!

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cheminsdhistoire, Propriétaire at Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review, the little Canadian pin that you have put on the bench is still on it, I saw it yesterday ;) All the best, Olivier. More 

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