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Ypres: from the Christmas truce to the Last Post ceremony

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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, except 1st week-end of September, Heritage Days and 1st May
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!
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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