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Battlefields

Battlefields

Visit the historic World War I and II battlefields of France and Belgium, landing sites in Normandy and some significant museums and war memorials.

Our battlefield tours will provide you a comprehensive understanding of what happened on the famous battlefields of northern France.

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Battlefield Tours

For Australian travellers, there are few more moving experiences than paying respects to our many brave soldiers who have fallen on foreign soil. French Travel Connection tours encompass the many significant WWI battlefields across the Somme and Pas-de-Calais in northern France, and the Belgium town of Ypres and its surrounds. In addition, travellers can visit the famous (1944) WWII Allied D-Day beach and airborne assault landing sites of Normandy.

Our tours make it easy to visit the historic WWI and WWII battlefields of France and Belgium with a range of options, from day trips through to 10-day tours. The tours – led by expert guides with specialist knowledge of Australian war history – offer the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of what took place on the famous battlefields of northern France.

Regular Small Group Tours in comfortable eight seat minivans are available throughout the year. These tours can be conveniently accessed from Paris via a comfortable one hour, twenty minute train journey to Amiens, or a two hour train trip from Paris to Caen (for the Normandy Landing Beach tours). Touring highlights include visits to historic battlefields, preserved original Somme trenches, world-renowned war museums and significant memorials.

French Travel Connection also offers a range of Dated Escorted Group Departures by coach which allow you to honour those buried there by taking part in the annual dawn service held at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Brettoneux. The Australian National Memorial remembers more than 10,000 Australians who lost their lives in France between 1916 and 1918 and have no known grave. This memorable event commemorates the 1918 ANZAC Day battle marking the end of the German advance in the Somme - recognised as one of the Australian Imperial Force’s finest achievements on the Western Front during WWI.

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