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Well organised, informative and thought-provoking

After some deliberation we decided that a guided day on the Somme would be better than touring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 9 had an amazing trip around the area of our Grandfather’s involvement and death on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Chemins d'Histoire is a legally registered Battlefield tours company specialized on the Great War. We offer 1 or 2 day tours of the Western Front and are happy and proud to share with you our local expertise and experience. The tours could be...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
20 rue Gabriel Faure, 02100 Saint-Quentin, France
+33 6 31 31 85 02
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After some deliberation we decided that a guided day on the Somme would be better than touring ourselves. We were very glad that we did. Olivier is an excellent guide and significantly improved our knowledge of the events in the Somme area during WW1. In...More

Thank SimonJC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day with Olivier, who picked us up outside the Amiens train station. This is a comprehensive and well organised tour. We had plenty of time at each stop although we could have easily spent more time at the Sir John Monash Centre....More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 9 had an amazing trip around the area of our Grandfather’s involvement and death on the Somme. Olivier both personalised and explained strategy and background so that all felt involved and part of the experience. We would highly recommend his services. Thank...More

Thank Carolemarshall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This week we did a one day tour with Olivier. He picked us up from St Quentin at 8:40am after a 75 minute train trip from Paris. He explained so well the course of war and the movement back and forth of the front lines....More

Thank 71marita2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Olivier was an amazing guide who made our day so enjoyable with his knowledge and passion for the area. Absolutely recommend this tour. Comfortable transport also and easy pick up/drop off from Amiens Station.

Thank Pip M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olivier was excellent! His knowledge of the British army's movement from July 1916 to November 1916 was amazing. It was extremely powerful to be at the very places where so many lives were lost and are commemorated. He was able to answer all of our...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

From start to finish, our tour with Olivier was filled with interesting information relating to WW1 and the Somme. He is a fountain of knowledge- he was able to answer nearly all of our questions! If he didn’t know something, he would direct us on...More

Thank Charlotte22707
Reviewed 21 July 2018

As the centenary of the end of the First World War approaches, I wanted to visit the battlefields in France where my grandfather fought exactly 100 years ago. I found Olivier via TripAdvisor and booked a one day tour with him for my wife and...More

Thank xxxx42
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Olivier was an excellent and knowledgable guide who made the story of the Somme come to life. He referenced the current landscape to a 1916 map , which gave us a clear insight into trench warfare. The day was fascinating and very moving .

Thank Blondel62
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This tour met, often exceeded our expectations. We were looking for a competent and knowledgable guide to give us the "highlights" - we had but one day to dedicate to this aspect of our vacation. Olivier Dirson was a reliable, competent and friendly guide who...More

Thank BurkertJ
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4 September 2017|
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Response from Wardies4 | Reviewed this property |
i would definitely email Olivier any information you have and ask him the question, we found him extremely helpful and assisted us, he is busy doing preparations for the 100th annvetsary currently, good luck
27 January 2016|
Response from Robyn T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i dont know anything about the British Regt or much of the war but i m sure if you contact Oliver at Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours he may be able to answer your questions or know where to look. He is very... More
Jeffrey N
27 October 2015|
Response from cheminsdhistoire | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. For the moment, I'm available on the 7th, 8th and 11th December. You can contact me via the Chemins d'Histoire website for the details. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Regards,
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