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Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
Phone Number: 03 21 50 68 68
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$287.54*
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9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour departing from Arras or Lille
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Small-Group Day Trip to Arras and Vimy Ridge WW1 Battlefields from Paris

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Getting to Vimy/Arras from Paris....

Before we planned our visit to Vimy we found the actual logistics a bit vague; so here is how we did it recently. Take the TGV from Paris Nord to Arras { tickets can be purchased... read more

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Before we planned our visit to Vimy we found the actual logistics a bit vague; so here is how we did it recently. Take the TGV from Paris Nord to Arras { tickets can be purchased online before you travel, we got a good deal on 1st class, assigned seating, several weeks ahead }. You will find cabs lined up... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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On a recent trip to Brussels my husband and I rented a car and visited Vimy Ridge. As Canadians this place has quite a significance in our history and as a military family it is even more special. The unfortunate part is that part of the tunnels were closed off because of construction of a new visitors center ahead of... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very impressed with my visit to Vimy Ridge, The signposting to the site was excellent, the parking was easy and free, The views of the monument and the preserved now wooded trenches were brilliant. A new visitor's centre was being built however this did not interfere with my visit, the Canadian student's were polite helpful and informative, I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This memorial is actually made up of several sites in the area, all within ~3-5 min of driving. Be sure to stop by the visitor center first where you can do the guided tour (free) of the trenches. As other reviewers have pointed out, it’s a must-do. The underground structure is very well preserved and our guide, Lauren, was excellent... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful monument and the guided tour of the tunnels and trenches was really interesting, will be even better when the new visitor and education centre opens

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South Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument was amazing and worth visiting again. As with many such places credit must go to the people who maintain them, immaculate. Excellent tour by the Canadian staff who are enthusiastic.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must-see if you are in the North of France. The Canadian guides are excellent and the tour and small museum were very educational. Thank you sons and daughters of Canada. Let us hope we won't see another war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Less than one hour on the fast train will bring you to the town of Arras. The Memorial is a 20 minute taxi ride from Arras station. While you can get a taxi outside the station, I highly recommend calling Bruno +33 6 31 25 01 23 to drive you to the Memorial. You can arrange for him to pick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had seen many pictures of the Vimy Memorial, but photos do not do it justice. What a magnificent piece! So overwhelming. The trench tour was great and very informative. They are building a new interpretive centre for 2017, and I am certain it will be a big improvement over the current one.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful Canadian tour guides. Particularly in the tunnels and all questions were answered fully It wasn't very expensive either

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