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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

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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Tour of Somme Battlefields

We recently were very fortunate to spend a day touring the Somme Battlefields with Olivier. We found him very knowledgeable and he really enjoyed sharing information with us which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Yvonne B
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently were very fortunate to spend a day touring the Somme Battlefields with Olivier. We found him very knowledgeable and he really enjoyed sharing information with us which made the day relaxing and enjoyable. We found him very responsive and reliable and his vehicle is very comfortable and spacious. He is very flexible and designed the tour around our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family recently were most fortunate to spend a day on tour with Olivier, who drove us in his lovely new Mercedes vehicle through the Somme battlefields area. Olivier is meticulous in his explanations and detail, is extremely well-organised, conveys interesting informative facts about the war and tailored the tour to our family excellently, including to our 12 and 9yo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Olivier was fantastic, he took each of us (6 guests) to the place of most interest to each person; For me it was a great uncle Alf's grave in the Cemetery extension at Millencourt. Olivier knew which battle (Dernancourt 3rd April 1918) and in which field Alf had been killed. My great uncle had been buried in a mass grave... More 

Thank Brett F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would highly recommend Olivier, there was no aspect of his tour we could fault. He was punctual, comprehensive in his description of the conflicts and obliging in his inclusion of our specific requests for information pertaining to our relatives' involvement in the particular battles of Bullecourt and Pozieres. This is an area where Olivier's tour was a highlight of... More 

Thank kymskews
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother and sister and I arranged a tour to visit the grave of my great grandfather. Olivier was very friendly and knowledgable and far exceeded our expectations of what we would be able to see relating in particular to our relative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Olivier was a most knowledgable and entertaining guide - we could not have asked for better. He made our lifelong dream to visit Canadian World War I sites a wonderful reality. We had some challenges getting to the Vimy Ridge site from Paris due to a railway strike, and Olivier was most helpful in finding an alternative train route, including... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My daughter and I Left Paris early to travel to Amiens to meet Olivier for the most incredible and emotional day visiting the memorials and the Battle sites where my great uncle and my husbands' great uncle were killed. We had looked at train times the night before, arrived Gard De Nord for the 7.00am train to Amiens, to find... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We arranged a tour with Olivier to visit the Somme Battlefields and to spend a little time at the grave of my great uncle. By email, I explained that we are Australians and my husband is of Canadian origin. Olivier crafted the most wonderful tour that provided the context of the Somme battles (British, French and German) and then focused... More 

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Halton Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We took the tour with Olivier just last week. He met us promptly at the St Quentin station. If you are coming from Paris, the train leaves from Gare du Nord just after 7. Olivier has trench maps and the GPS indicates where you are in relation to the ten he's as you go along. The tour of Vimy Ridge... More 

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cheminsdhistoire, Propriétaire at Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your kind testimony. Yes, I'm sorry that the visit of the Grange tunnel wasn't possible during the tour, because of the strike at the SNCF, we started the tour later. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My sister and I spent two very meaningful days touring battle sites with Olivier. One of those days was a personalized tour. I hold dual Australian and Canadian citizenship, and, wanted to see "everything". Olivier was able to craft a tour that took full advantage of our limited time. He was unfailingly interesting, considerate, and superbly knowledgeable. Needless to say,... More 

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