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

Where are the WW1 Battlefields ? 

The battlefields of Western Front cover a large area from the coast in Belgium to the Swiss border, more than 700km ! There are many different WW1 battlefields along the Western Front, the Somme Battlefields and the Arras-Vimy Battlefields are easily accessible  coming by train from PARIS for the day and the trains run very often.

How to get to the Somme Battlefields ?

The city of AMIENS is a good base to visit the battlefields of the Somme. It's 120km north of PARIS and 100km from LILLE. If you are coming by car the traffic can be heavy on the morning at AMIENS and parking a problem too. Coming by train is easier and faster.


Coming from PARIS catch the train at Paris-Nord station ("Gare du Nord") to AMIENS, it takes 1h10. No seat reservation or booking, just buy an open ticket on the day. The trains from PARIS to AMIENS run every hour during the week.


Staying overnight at AMIENS ?

How to get to the Vimy & Arras Battlefields ?

In the Artois region ARRAS is the local capital, famous for its magnificent squares ("Grand'Place"), the town was deeply affected by the Great War but has recovered very well !


Coming from PARIS catch the fast train (T.G.V) at Paris-Nord station ("Gare du Nord") to ARRAS, it takes only 50 minutes. 

How to get to the other battlefields ?

The Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Verdun...

We use often REIMS as a base... it's also an opportunity to taste Champagne ! 



Flanders Battlefields

YPRES is a charming flemish town in Belgium in the heart of the battlefields, the Last Post is at 8.00pm every night at the Menin gate



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