Excursion to WWI Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge sites from Paris
Attractions & guided tours

Excursion to WWI Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge sites from Paris

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • A convenient departure point in central Paris
  • Discover memorial WWI Canadian sites
  • See for yourself the trenches, tunnels and craters
  • Stroll through the Flemish baroque architecture of Arras
What to expect

To all Canadians, the battle for Vimy Ridge in 1917 was the one that forged the identity of their young nation, and for the British it was their first major success of the First World War.

During this tour you will follow in the footsteps of the brave soldiers who fought and died on the Artois battlefields. You will visit the Cabaret Rouge Cemetery, the largest in the area and see the tombs of Commonwealth units from all over the world. In May 2000 the remains of an unknown Canadian soldier was taken from cemetery to be laid in the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

You will then explore the Canadian Commemorative Park, a parcel of land granted by France to Canada in recognition of the country’s contribution and sacrifice during the war. See for yourself the trenches, tunnels and craters that still scar the landscape a century later. The Memorial is a majestic and inspiring monument which overlooks the Douai Plain and stands as a tribute to all who served their country in battle, particularly the 60,000 Canadian soldiers who were killed in France.

Finish the day in the beautiful town of Arras. Restored following the war in its original style, the town has two historic cobbled squares which boast unique examples of Flemish baroque architecture.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Transport by air-conditionned minibus
    • Guided tour of Vimy Ridge site
    • Free time in Arras
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-12): reduced
    Where

    PARIS TOURIST OFFICE

    Meeting point:

    Meet us 15 minutes before departure time at the PARIS TOURIST OFFICE, near the Opéra. Metro stop: Pyramides (line 7 or 14). Until the 27th of June 2018, the Paris Tourism Office is located at 25 rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris. From 28th of June 2018, the Tourism Office of Paris located at 29, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

    What to remember
    • We recommend to wear confortable shoes
    • Maximum group size: 18 persons

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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Paris TRIP
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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