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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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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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Excellent tour - knowledgeable and professional

Olivier crafted a thorough and highly informative tour for my father and me when we came to visit the battlefields of the Somme to learn more about my grandfather's experience in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olivier crafted a thorough and highly informative tour for my father and me when we came to visit the battlefields of the Somme to learn more about my grandfather's experience in WW1. He was extremely knowledgable about the strategy and positioning of the military units, but also added insights about the local history, culture, and architecture that made the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we knew we would be visiting the battlefields of France I decided to give a present to my husband, Malcolm, a private tour with Olivier. It was to trace his grandfather's journey during WWI and also to find out where and under what circumstances he was awarded his two Military Medals. After a full and very informative day with... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having booked this tour in Australia we were a little aprehensive. Chemins D Histoire and Olivier Dirson are wonderful. We sent Olivier information regarding the movements of the regiment and Olivier having researched this history presented the tour in a most precise and enthusiastic manner. i was most impressed with the use of GPS data overlayed with the trench maps... More 

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Buddina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Olivier is an excellent tour guide and we learned much from him on our full day tour. Our tour was very personalised as Olivier's other customers for the day had cancelled. We covered a vast area at a very comfortable pace. Olivier's passion and knowledge was matched by his capacity to inform. We stopped for lunch in a charming village... More 

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Old Bar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had a very informative tour of the battlefields. Oliver was very knowledgeable. Oliver made the tour personal for us by finding my husband great uncle's name on the missing list where we got to lay some poppies. We where very happy with the tour and would recommend this tour to Australians.

Thank Robyn T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Olivier is an excellent, well informed guide for the Somme Battlefields. Most of his clients seem to be Australian and he slants his tour a bit in that direction. That said, as Americans we still felt we got a really good explanation and view of where and when things happened. His English is excellent as is his analysis. The Newfoundland... More 

Thank sarahjane18
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Olivier's passion for this tour and the knowledge that he passed onto my wife Linda and I made for an unforgettable and moving experience. We were aware of the Australian presence in the Somme during WW1 but not the level of involvement and loss of life experienced by these brave young men. Truly amazing accounts given by Olivier at every... More 

Thank John F
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Olivier is a great guide and we would highly recommend him My wife's great uncle was killed on the Somme in 1916 at Mouquet Farm. Olivier made our tour a special day as he took us as near as possible to the spot were he was killed A fantastic way to end our trip to France Pam and Stewart Perth... More 

Thank stewart181
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My son and I recently spent 2 days with Olivier in the Somme and Flanders. His knowledge is encyclopedic and his homework on the family story of his clients very thorough. He even has a GPS which allows you to follow the original battle lines on his screen. His adoption of the country of his guests is most impressive too.... More 

Thank Hartley C
Amiens, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went on a tour of the Somme Battlefields especially the Australian involvement in 1916 and 1918. This tour was exceptional with the guide Olivier Dirson having a wonderful knowledge of the battlefields that gave my wife and I an understanding of the hardships of my fellow Australians during the Great War. I have no hesitation in recommending Chemin D'Historie... More 

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