11 November 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18) – ‘the war to end all wars’.
Visit key Australian battlefields on the Western Front to honour more than 60,000 Australians and countless other soldiers who were killed during this conflict.
$3,950*pp twin share departing Paris
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Images courtesy of Visit Flanders, Somme Tourism and Jérôme Houyvet, Domaine De Chantilly.
This tour brings home the reality of the conflict as you travel from Paris through the Western Front, a landscape dotted with cemeteries and memorials. You will recount history at sites of great battles such as Fromelles, the Somme, Bullecourt, Passchendaele and Villers–Bretonneux, as you walk through reconstructed trenches and stand on the very ground that hundreds of thousands of men fought and died for.
Entire cities and villages were destroyed. Areas such as Ypres and Passchendaele became worldwide symbols for the senselessness of war. Today, the peaceful region still bears witness to this history in monuments, museums, cemeteries and the countless individual stories that link it with the world.
End your tour in a French chateaux-style hotel as you reflect on the past week.