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Terres de Memoire Somme Battlefield Tours

Amiens, France
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About Terres de Memoire Somme Battlefield Tours
We are a French company organising Battlefield Tours of the Western Front. Our groups are kept to small size. One day, two day, three day and private tours are available, leaving from Amiens Station.
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Ferguson009 wrote a review Aug 14
Copmanthorpe, United Kingdom275 contributions101 helpful votes
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This was an excellent day. Sylvester picked us up from Paris at 8.30am and took my sister and I to The Somme. We visited the WW1 battlefields, museums, thiepval memorial and ancre cemetery, stopping for a break and lunch in between. Sylvester’s knowledge was excellent. The day was well paced and spaced and we really got to know Sylvester who gave us plenty of time to look around, take photos, he even helped carry our shopping..! We had space at ancre cemetery to spend time at the grave of our great great grandfather William Samuel Cully. It was a powerfully emotive day and all the more memorable due to the wonderful guide..! Highly recommended.
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Maui F wrote a review Aug 10
Australia58 contributions41 helpful votes
Can highly recommend Sylvestre for your visit to the WW1 battlefields. He really personalises your tour to your specific needs. My Great Uncle was a doctor in the RAMC and died early in the war. Sylvestre found the road where he thought he was shot and provided us with his research. We visited the Fromelles and the Pheasant Wood military cemetery and adjacent museum given we are from Australia and Vimy Ridge so that the children could see the trenches and tunnels. He also took us to see the German cemetery so we could view the stark difference and mourn the tremendous loss of life on both sides. Thank you Sylvestre for a very moving day.
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anniej20182018 wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia10 contributions18 helpful votes
Sylvester went out of his way to take us to a grave site outside of his normal tour to visit our family member who is buried at Armentieres. He took us to many sites which would be impossible to visit unless you had a guide with transport. Sylvester,s knowledge is outstanding and he does a lot of research on each individual tour in terms of the grave sites and family members of the fallen. We had Sylvester pick us up from our hotel in Paris and take us back which made a huge difference to the entire experience. We would highly recommend Sylvester as a tour guide and his ability to be flexible and make each tour unique for each individual tour and family. We were interested in all the Australian site but we also visited the Canadian and Ulster sites as well along with a nice lunch at Arras, which has a unique Flemish influence architecturally. I can not recommend this tour more highly and if you think you can do The Somme on your own, my comments are you are missing out on all the knowledge and the sites themselves are very far apart so you really need to know where you are going.
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OurWanderingCasa wrote a review Oct 2021
Burlington, Canada662 contributions208 helpful votes
We had an amazing private tour. Sylvester our guide was so knowledgeable. We were given lots of time at each site to take it all in. He also took us to some of the more obscure sites, like a German War Cemetery, that really helped gain perspective of WWI. Highly recommend.
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tmccoydc12 wrote a review Jun 2021
Abidjan, Ivory Coast32 contributions11 helpful votes
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I contacted Sylvestre to ask him to help me trace the movements of my great-uncle, who served with the American Expeditionary Forces and was wounded in action in September 1918 during the early days of the Meuse-Argonne Campaign. On an unforgettable sunny June 2021 day, Sylvestre showed me not only sites where my great-uncle’s regiment saw action, he even researched and took me to the location where my great-uncle was wounded. Additionally, we visited quite a few other sites associated with the 37th Division that I would have otherwise never known to visit, plus others still where I was able to walk in trenches and see upclose the places where both Allied and German soldiers lived and died just ovee 100 years ago. The day ended with a visit to where my fellow Tennessean Sgt. Alvin C. York earned his Medal of Honor and to the American Cemetery, which in its beauty and pristine peacefulness packs a powerful emotional punch. Sylvestre’s passion for and knowledge of WWI history is contagious and his ability to explain the big picture of the war and little details is very impressive. I cannot say enough good things about the visit. You will thank yourself for organizing a visit with him.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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