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Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours

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Address: 20 rue Gabriel Faure, 02100 St-Quentin, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)631318502
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Description: Guided visits of various battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the...
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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Very moving experience

Olivier was a great guide and made the history come alive with excellent explanations, use of tablet to show the trench lines and where we were, photos, video clips. Very moving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Oruro, Bolivia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Olivier was a great guide and made the history come alive with excellent explanations, use of tablet to show the trench lines and where we were, photos, video clips. Very moving to see the cemeteries and the museum in Villers Bretonneux. Very comfortable vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Big thanks to Olivier for guiding us around the Somme and Picardy WW1 battlefields he tailored our visits around sites where my grand uncle both fought and was KIA also visited his grave at Unicorn Cemetery His knowledge of the campaigns was a salutary lesson in the futility of war

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I experienced a memorable day tour with Olivier in 2011 and I booked again with him to take me and two of my adult daughters in July 2015. His detailed knowledge and his respect for the history communicated so articulately combined to make this another great day. A visit to the Somme is must for all Australians... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a wonderful Day!!Olivier sent all all the info we needed to meet up with him in St. Quentin, about a one hour train ride outside of Paris. He drove us around the Candian Battle field sites explaining every detail, he was informative and yet concise. nothing was missed

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The one day tour of the Somme with Olivier was definitely a highlight of our 10 day trip to France. Olivier is a superb guide and host. Knowledgable and thoughtful, he was excellent company and conversationalist as well as historian. Our teenage son thought Olivier and the tour was "awesome, worthwhile, and wholeheartedly recommended". Having stayed in Paris a few... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We booked this tour with Olivier Dirson and were not disappointed. He has a wealth of knowledge and the enthusiasm to impart that knowledge. Through is eyes and words and fabulous iPad trench maps we were able to get a feel for the French countryside as it must have been in WW1. He was able to take us to my... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wow, what a day!!! We did the 8 hour Australian Battlefields Tour. Olivier picked us up from our hotel in Saint Quentin and took us on an emotional journey back to an incredibly sombre time. His knowledge of the area and history is nothing but amazing. I cannot recommend this tour enough, it was really an extremely touching day but... More 

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

Hi, thank you for your kind review. I love your selfie ;) All the best, Olivier. More 

Richmond, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Travelling the roads between Villers Bretonneux, Pozieres, Albert, Mouquet farm, Peronne brought the pieces of the battles together and the sequence my understanding of what was achieved over time was brought together. Olivier was very professional and knowledgable. On the dashboard, he had the old maps loaded on his tablet so that we could see that we were on the... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We did the one day Somme battlefield tour with Olivier and it was fantastic. He picked us up from our accommodation in Camon and we were the only two booked for the day so we had our own private guide. Olivier is so knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter it is astounding. We saw so much during the day.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I can only reiterate the five star reviews are completely deserved. As an Australian I was moved to see the sacrifices made by these soldiers to defend our democracy but also saddened/angered by the senseless loss of life. Olivier is an outstanding, knowledge guide. He fully tailored our tour so that we visited the memorial of my husband's great uncle... More 

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