Belleau Wood WW1 battlefields tour


Visit and sightsee the epic battlefields of WW1 where the US Marine core lost more men that in its entire history and deserved the name "DEVIL DOGS". Great tour with only a short 1hr drive from Paris.

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The famous Bulldog fountain

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Having some fun with the cannon

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Helping to take down the flag

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Highlights of the tour

  • Compiegne wagon
  • Scenic road
  • Belleau Wood
  • Bulldog fountain
  • Chateau Thierry monument
  • Multiple short stops (stories, sightseeing...)

Full Description

The price of the tour is 900 Euros

  • Price for the group: 1 to 7 guest
  • From 6:30am to 8pm / duration +13h
  • Direct pick up / drop off to your accommodation
  • Private guide / driver (same person)
  • Tour itinerary and flexibility to change the tour
  • Spacious, aircoditioned minibus

More Included

Full description of the tour

PROPOSED ITINERARY

8:00am depart Direct pick up from your accommodation in Paris
Compiegne Train wagon where the armistice of World War 1 & French surrender of World War 2 was signed
During the one hour drive to Belleau Wood various stops around Aisne battlefields, sightseeing of medieval castle Pierrefonds & beautiful village La Fetre-Milon
Belleau Wood Your guide will walk you through the famous battlefields of World War 1 and explain you the actions of US Marines
  You will stop and sightsee also the Marine Monument, various canons, artillery craters, foxholes and trench lines
Traditional lunch in a local restaurant or sandwiches in the car (can decide on the day)
US Cemetery which sits below Belleau Wood where many of those buried in the cemetery lost their lives
Belleau Wood village Taken by the US 26th "Yankee" division & the Marines
Bulldog fountain A pilgrimage place to all US Marines 
Chateau Thierry monument Commemorates the sacrifices of the American and French fighting men. Sitting on the hill 204 it overlooks the Marne battlefields
Other sightseeing with multiple short stops while driving through the French countryside. Stop by many interresting sites & stories related to World War 1 & 2
+/- 4:00pm depart Direct drop off to your accommodation in Paris

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WHATS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Governmental tax - No hidden extra fees
  • VIP Private Trip 1 to 7 guests – Price is for the group
  • Private spacious and luxury Van – Full option 7 seater mini bus
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Insurance while guest in the car (transportation insurance)
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the hotel/accommodation in Paris
  • Full transportation including all road charges (petrol, parking, highway fees)
  • Planning and Flexibility of the itinerary
  • Suggestions and booking of hotels & restaurants (If needed)
  • For multiple day tour - guides accommodation, breakfast and dinner are covered

WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks & snacks expenses
  • Entrance fees to any museums, activities, visits and tastings
  • Your own hotel - accommodation - overnight stay
  • Guides lunch on guests expenses (20Euros max)
  • Any additional or personal expenses
  • Guides gratuity (optional)
  • Each guest personal insurance : The guest has to be covered with his own private international travel insurance for any accidents or sickness while being on the tour as Private Trip does not take any responsibility for it

Useful informations

Appropriate clothing ! Good walking shoes and wind/water proof jacket are essential. In winter months extra clothing is recommended. Take an extra bag with clothes into the car - the van is spacious !

We operate in any weather conditions such as rain, wind or for. In a case of a very bad weather we can recommend an alternative day if possible. If you can, do not leave the Belleau Wood WW1 tour to your last day of stay - this will give you the flexibility to move the tour for a better experience.

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Tour request, any additional questions, special needs or changes in trip…