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Remembrance tours

Remembrance tours

Come on board the Lille Region Tour at the Lille Tourism & Convention Bureau, in Lille city centre, where we will drop you off after the tour. Convenient and professional, the Lille Region Tours are the perfect fit for those who are looking for a custom-made experience. In a comfortable vehicle that can sit up to six people, a designated driver and a certified guide will take you to a Flanders or Weppes battlefields, so we can live the experience in the best conditions.
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The Lille Tourist Office takes you to discover the emotionally-charged sites of the Great War in the Weppes: today green, this territory was the scene of some of the most deadly battles on the western front. Guided and driven tour in a minivan of 6 seats.

The 3h30 tour will take you to the
the Cobbers Australian Memorial Park, the V.C. Corner Cemetery and Memorial, and the Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery. You will then visit the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, opened in July 2014.
It presents reconstitutions of British, Australian and German trenches, as well as the sequence of events during the battle of 19th July 1916. Finally, you will discover the moving story of the soldiers of the Pheasant Wood: excavated in 2009, they were studied and then buried in a new cemetery in the center of the village. Before your return to Lille, the tour finishes with the discovery of a German cemetery.

Validity period: from 1st April to 9th November
Departure day & times: Wednesday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.
Departure and return in front of the Palais Rihour, place Rihour.

Visit bilingual in French and / or English.

Prices:
from 1 to 2 pers.: €170
from 3 to 4 pers.: €300
from 5 to 6 pers.: €450

Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours before the tour's departure, 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!
The Tourist Office of Lille makes you discover the history of the Ypres Salient, strategical place harshly fought during the different battles of the First World War. This land is today strewed with military cemeteries and monuments, raised in remembrance of the sacrifice of those soldiers that came from the entire world. Visit with both guide and driver in a minivan of 6 seats.

On the way to Ypres, you will visit several memorials such as the Berks Cemetery and the Christmas Truce Memorial, commemorating the 1914 Christmas Truce in Ploegsteert. You will also cross the Hill 60 site in Zillebeke, where you will be able to see bunkers and craters, remains of the battles that took place there during the war.
At the end, the town center of Ypres, magnificently rebuilt after the conflict, with its majestic Lakenhallen (former textile market building), will allow you to end the day with a moving moment: the Last Post ceremony. It takes place every evening at 8pm, since 2nd July 1928, under the arches of the Menin Gate, famous monument of the Commonwealth along the former road to the frontline.

Validity period: from 1st April to 9th November
Departure day & times: Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm.
Departure and return in front of the Palais Rihour, place Rihour.

Visit bilingual in French and / or English.

Prices:
from 1 to 2 pers.: €200
from 3 to 4 pers.: €350
from 5 to 6 pers.: €500


Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours before the tour's departure, 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!
The Lille Tourist Office takes you to the emotionnaly-charged places and landmarks of the Great War in the region, in a minivan with 6 seats, with both guide and driver.

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 different rooms of the museum, 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, as the Australian Memorial Park and the VC Corner Cemetery. On the road to Ypres, you will stop at the 1914 Christmas Truce Memorial in Ploegsteert and at the Saint-Nicolas church in Messines, rebuilt in 1928. Its 11th century Norman crypt hosted a German field hospital during the war.
The tour finishes in Ypres, a city that was beautifully rebuilt after the war. Its monuments, such as Saint George’s Church, the Lakenhallen (former textile market building) and the Menin Gate, are heartbreaking testimonies to the huge destructions that struck the region during the Great War.

Validity period: from 1st April to 9th November, 2019
Departure day & time: Saturday from 1pm to 6pm
Departure and return in front of the Palais Rihour, place Rihour
Guided tour in English, which can be doubled in French.


Prices:
from 1 to 2 pers.: €260
from 3 to 4 pers.: €400
from 5 to 6 pers.: €600


Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours before the tour's departure, 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!
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Tel from France : 0891 56 2004 (0.225 VAT / min)
Tel from other countries : +33 (0) 359 579 400
Schedules : Mon to Sat / 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-18:00