Get a special rate by booking online (booking required 24h in advance)!
The Lille Tourism & Convention Bureau gives you the unique opportunity to discover landmark locations that make the souvenir of the Great War so strong and powerful in the region.
In Fromelles, you will visit the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, where you will relive the deadly battle which took place on 19th and 20th July 1916. Through the museum’s different rooms, experience the atmosphere of the British, Australian and German trenches.
After visiting the museum, your guide will take you on site, to the war memorials and Commonwealth cemeteries, especially the Australian Memorial Park and the VC Corner Cemetery. On the road to Ypres, we will take you to the 1914 Christmas truce memorial in Ploegsteert, and then to the Saint Nicolas of Messines church, rebuilt in 1928. Its 11th century Norman church hosted a German field hospital during the war.
The tour finished in Ypres, a city that was beautifully rebuilt after the war. Its landmark monuments, such as Saint George’s Church, the Cloth Hall and Menin Gate, are heartbreaking testimonies to the huge destructions that struck the region during the Great War.
Departure days & times:
- from November to March: Friday and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm.
- from April to October : Saturdays from 12.45 pm to 6.15 pm
Departure and return in front of the Lille Tourist Office.
Online reduced rate:
Discount until March 31st, 2017 :
€ 69 € 62
From April 1st, 2017 :
€ 79 € 71
Possibility of privatizing the MPV : € 399
Personalised tour in a minivan 6 people, with your private guide.
Visit in English, which can be doubled in French.
Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours, you can contact our team by phone at +33 (0) 359 579 400. Similarly if you do not find enough availability on our website, please contact us by phone or email!