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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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History brought to life.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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 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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Geraldine, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Olivier did a fantastic job taking our small group to Australian and New Zealand sites of significance in ww1. We visited relatives memorials/graves. He has a fount of knowledge and was able to answer questions about where our relatives would have been serving. Take the details about relatives that you have researched and cemetery details. Thanks for pickup and drop... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We booked the 1 day tour with Oliver, he is a walking encyclopaedia on World War 1. We learned so much from this one day, When we go back we will be booking the 3 day tour. It was worth every cent. Thank you so much Oliver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

It was a fantastic day tour of the Somme WWI battlefields with Oliver. He is an excellent tour guide, clearly very passionate about what he does and has an exceptional amount of knowledge. The tour was well planned and well paced, it didn't seem rushed or feel like it was dragging on and the the use of interactive maps, photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Olivier took us to Villers-Betonneux, Albert, Pozieres and Beaumont Hamel, showing us some of the key sites associated with the AIF involvement in the Battle of the Somme. He clearly knows his stuff. He was highly knowledgeable and informative, but also made it interesting. His use of technology with photos, videos and interactive maps helped us to better understand the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We booked a two-day tour with Olivier and should have booked an extra day. It was a wonderfully informative tour, with Olivier an absolute expert on World War I. His knowledge is incredible and he has a great knack of passing this on to his "guests". He has every fact and figure at his fingertips and answers every question with... More 

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Additional Information about Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours

Address: Address: 20 rue Gabriel Faure, 02100 St-Quentin, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)631318502
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Picardy  >  Aisne  >  St-Quentin

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