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

Sylvestre BRESSON

Battlefield Guide, founder & owner of "Terres de Mémoire"

Sylvestre BRESSON, an amateur historian, set up "Terres de Mémoire" ("Fields of Remembrance") in 2006. His biggest wish was to turn his passion into a job and he has never been happier. He enjoys nothing more than sharing his passion both for the two World Wars 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, investigating soldiers history and exploring less known areas. Sylvestre has contributed to various conferences, talks, articles and some T.V programmes. He is the co-author of the Michelin Guide Book of the Somme Battlefields and currently working on a new guide book about Lille in the war 1914-18 (soon to be published).


Sylvestre was awarded the Medal of Tourism in 2023 for his work on the battlefields.

The Tour Vehicle

Our tour vehicle is a new Mercedes V-Class, a top range 7 seats minivan. It is a very comfortable vehicle fully insured to carry paying passengers.

  • Professional Driver (VTC) card n°EVTC0801800007
  • European Transport Licence (LOTI)  n°2016/22/000032 


The Company

All our tours are operated by "Terres de Mémoire" S.A.R.L., a French company specialised in Battlefield Tours. It is a well established company, fully certified and registered and complying to the strict French legislation:

S.A.R.L. Terres de Mémoire

SIRET: 529 513 186 RCS Amiens

Numéro de T.V.A intracommunautaire: FR30419827258

Société anonyme au capital de 6.000 euros

Version imprimable | Plan du site
© 2022 S.A.R.L. Terres de Mémoire
Terms & Conditions