The Somme
The Somme
" A wonderful way to experience the battlefields..."
" A wonderful way to experience the battlefields..."


Léa and Sylvestre


Our team

Sylvestre Bresson, a Great War enthuisiast, created "Terres de Mémoire" several years ago. His biggest wish was to make his work his passion and he has never been happier. He enjoys nothing more than sharing his passion both for the Great War and local culture and knows all the best places to visit, from German bunkers to restaurants serving the finest local produce ! He takes pleasure walking the battlefields and exploring little known areas. Sylvestre is a very caring individual and a tour of the battlefields with him is a dignified, informative and incredibly moving experience. Sylvestre has contributed to various conferences, talks, TV programs and is the co-author of the new Michelin Guide book of the Somme Battlefields.


Léa Salaun grew up on the battlefields of the Chemin des Dames, on the Aisne. Léa's interest in history was sparked by living in a region so marked by the Great War. She describes guiding for "Terres de Mémoire" her dream job ! Not only immersed in the Great War history but also enjoying a cultural exchange with our many visitors coming from Australia, New Zealand, America, Great Britain, Canada ... Because of her knowledge of not only the battlefields but also other local history and culture a tour with Léa is a fascinating experience.



Estelle Choquet runs the management side of things, taking reservations, replying to emails and generally making sure all is running smoothly. She also helps with organizing itineraries as she has exceptional research skills her talents are often called upon for researching anything from a grave site to a soldier's battalion to what time the next train from Paris to Amiens is running !

The Company

"Terres de Mémoire" ("Fields of Remembrance") is a French company specialized in First World War Battlefield Tours. We are based in the historic town of Péronne, at the heart of the Somme battlefields. We are a well established company running Battlefields Tours since 2006, fully certified and registered and complying to the strict French legislation (SIRET Number: 529 513 186 RCS Amiens). All our guides/drivers are certified , VTC card holders, and we have a European Transport Licence (Licence n°2016/22/000032) that allows us to transport passengers everywhere in Europe. We use exclusively Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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