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Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours

20 rue Gabriel Faure, 02100 St-Quentin, France
+33 (0)631318502
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in St-Quentin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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El Dorado Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

From the initial e-mail about availability to the actual tour, I cannot recommend Olivier enough. He worked with my family and I to create the perfect tour. Olivier was waiting for us at Arras station as promised and then proceeded to provide the ultimate Somme experience. The information was well presented and it is obvious that Olivier has a true... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a very informative day with Olivier as our guide. Olivier was very knowledgeable. Being Scottish, we wished to see Scottish memorials and learn about Scottish regiments. Olivier was most obliging and tailor-made a tour to suit us. Most importantly, at no time did we feel rushed, and we could take as long as we liked at any site.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We caught the train from Paris and were met at the station by Olivier. Both my husband and I had great uncles who had died in the area and not only did Olivier ensure that the tour included visits to their graves, he had undertaken additional research and could tell us information about the events happening at the time of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Olivier our tour guide picked us up from our hotel in Amiens, which was very welcomed at the end of almost 5 weeks touring around France. We are Australian and obviously have a keen interest in this area, and the history it holds for our country. We told Olivier that we wanted to see the area and understand the what... More

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Leicestershire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We arranged a day's tour with Olivier Dirson. We stayed at Hotel Picardie where Olivier picked us up, in previous emails we had communicated about my Grandfather's diary, and the fact that he had been taken prisoner on March 21st 1918. The diary had been unclear about the location, but Olivier had done so much research, he explained where he... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were based at St Quentin for our 3 day tour of the WW1 Battlefields. Olivier, whose family has lived in the area for generations, is a very knowledgable historian and he made this comprehensive and quite emotional pilgrimage both very enjoyable and educational for us, and as I'd had an Uncle who fought there he took the time to... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our family (2 adults and 2 teenage children) were on a two week tour of Europe. The battlefields tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We travelled from Paris to St. Quentin that morning and were met at the train station by Olivier, our guide for the day. Olivier provided all the necessary details (train schedule) to ensure... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We did this tour because my husband was interested. I found there was quite a lot of interest for me as well. Olivier was helpful and keen to track down a relative of mine. He was personable and unassuming and battlefield enthusiasts will certainly find a kindred spirit. The day ran smoothly and was an easy, if longish, day trip... More

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Warrington
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Olivier offers a tailor-made day. He could not have been more helpful in suggesting the itinerary and picking us up/dropping us off at St Quentin train station. We enjoyed a full day in his 7 seater minibus and he personalised the tour to include my great uncles grave. We believed he died in the battle for Delville Wood but he... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I would highly recommend the battlefield tour conducted by Olivier Dirson. My family contacted him as he will tailor your tour to include any family connections to WW1. He researched the information specific to our family in detail which meant a great deal to my mother and incorporated this into the day. His knowledge and genuine interest in WW1 is... More

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