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Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience

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Address: Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 8900, Belgium
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+32 56 58 84 41
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Stand in the field where Bruce Bairnsfather enjoyed the Christmas Truce of...

Stand in the field where Bruce Bairnsfather enjoyed the Christmas Truce of 1914; visit the cottage where he was billeted and from where he sketched a major selection of his ‘Old Bill’ cartoons.Cover the ground where the Australians launched their attack in the Battle of Messines in 1917; visit the most southerly mine craters of that battle as well as the sites of its ‘lost mines’, then spend a while in the notorious ‘Birdcage’, named as such by British troops because of the height and depth of the barbed-wire that surrounded it. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill; stand at the famous ‘Hyde Park Corner’ site of the massive underground shelters that could house up to 1,200 men, and then take a look at the Charing Cross Advanced Dressing Station specially constructed by the Australians for the 1917 Messines offensive.Custom built tours to the Somme, Etaples, Montreuil, St Omer, the Ypres Salient, Fromelles Villers Bretonneux, Le Hamel etc..

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A hidden gem

This was a fascinating museum. Full of information, exhibits and the interaction was excellent. Definitely worth a return trip.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fascinating museum. Full of information, exhibits and the interaction was excellent. Definitely worth a return trip.

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Claude V, Propriétaire at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comment. Claude More 

New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We cannot recommend Claude and this tour highly enough. An excellent guide - knowledgeable and interesting. We came away humbled and amazed. Malcolm and Robin

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Claude V, Propriétaire at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Hi Robin and Malcolm, thank you for the nice comment. Claude More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to begin a historic visit to the western front one of the best places we went to on the tour and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of going.

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Thank you Gordon for the review. More 

Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour to the Somme. Claude picked us up from our hotel in Lille and spent 8 hours with us showing us the Australian battlefields and monuments on the Western Front. Two museums were also included. He was very knowledgeable on the history of the war and answered all our questions. We chose this tour as it included Bullecourt where... More 

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Claude V, Propriétaire at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Hello Karen, thank you for your nice comment. Kind regards. Claude More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Visiting the WW1 Western Front was always something I had wanted to do .. finally I got the opportunity on 22 December 2016 with my 2 children. We had a fabulous (and full day) guided battlefield tour with Claude. He was punctual, knowledgable and interesting. He was also great answering questions from my children. We got picked up in Bruges... More 

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Claude V, Propriétaire at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Hello Scott, thank you very much for the nice review, I am happy you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards. Claude More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The full day tour took in as much of the WW1 memorials as you could want, together with Claude's passionate narrative. We came away with the understanding of the tragedies faced by the soldiers & civilians alike, all done with the respectfulness that a tour like this requires. The Last Post played at night was a great finish. Would recommend!

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Claude V, Propriétaire at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thank you very much for your review, I am glad you appreciated the tour. Kind regards. Claude More 

Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2016

A fabulous museum and well worth a visit. Friendly staff who are keen to speak English. Complements the memorial - lack of refreshments is disappointing.

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736Nelly, Propriétaire at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

thank you for your visit More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We booked Claude for a day touring of the Vimy Battlefield area. This was the third day of touring Battlefields in Normandy, Picardy and Belgium. Claude was by far the best and most knowledgeable guide we had. He was very flexible about touring and was quick to suggest different areas to visit that we had no previous knowledge of. His... More 

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Claude V, Owner at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, thank you for your nice comment. Claude More 

Oxenford, Australia
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Very close to the memorial. Very good audio vis presentations. Very reasonably priced. Great beer across the road and speak English!!!!

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Claude V, Owner at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment Dennis. Claude More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Well worth a visit. Lots of different areas close by which are on the map given to us on entry. Nice and clean

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Claude V, Owner at Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment Jamie. Claude More 

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