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World War Tours from Reims

Reims and the surrounding area were severely hit during the First World War. In the heart of the city, residents took refuge from the bombardments in the Champagne cellars. In the countryside, some of the fiercest battles took place along the river Marne. For history buffs and travelers in search of a memorable journey, our luxury tourism agency offers to visit the historic sites of the Marne with exceptional excursions. Here’s an overview of the itineraries we offer for a complete immersion in this tragic period of world history. If you’re looking for a unique cultural adventure to the sites of memory of the Great War, INSTANTS TOURS is here to transform your trip into an unforgettable experience. Join us for a private tour of Champagne.

Historical Sites of the World War One

The Marne River occupies a significant place in the history of the World War One, serving as the backdrop to some of the most decisive battles. As you travel through this historic region on our luxury tours, you will discover the stories of courage and resilience that marked the early stages of the war. From the crucial First Battle of the Marne, which halted the German advance in 1914, to the fierce fighting at Belleau Wood, our expert guides will immerse you in the dramatic events that shaped the course of history. Join us as we explore these legendary battlefields and pay tribute to the heroes of the Great War.

The Reims Region and its Memorial Hidden Treasures

On your visit to the Reims region, you will be accompanied by an expert guide, one of France’s leading specialists on the battles of the World War One. After meeting you, our English-speaking guide will drive you in a luxury Mercedes vehicle for a full day of discovering the sites of remembrance.

Places to visit:

  • Downtown Reims and its Cathedral: Discover the fascinating history of Reims, which was a strategic target during the war.
  • Fort de la Pompelle: This historic fort played a key role in the city’s defense.
  • Blanc Mont Ridge: A landmark of the region’s battles.
  • The Rockefeller and Carnegie Legacy in Reims: Immerse yourself in the American contributions to rebuilding the city after the war.
  • Navarrin Memorial: Paying tribute to the soldiers who fell in this region.

The Battles of Verdun: The Hell of 1916, most famous historical sites

The Verdun region is another must-see site for understanding the scale of the fighting in the World War One. Our guide will take you to the iconic sites of this epic battle.

Places to visit: 

  • Ville de Verdun: A city that was the scene of some of the most intense fighting of the war.
  • Fort de Douaumont : A strategic fortress whose capture and recapture were crucial during the battle.
  • Douaumont Ossuary and French Cemetery: A poignant place of remembrance for the thousands of soldiers buried here.
  • Destroyed villages and trenches: Explore the remains of villages and trenches devastated by the fighting.
  • Mémorial de Verdun: A museum offering a complete perspective on the battle.

It’s a journey through time, a historical exploration. INSTANTS TOURS invites you to discover these treasures, far from the usual tourist circuits, for a truly immersive and personalized experience.

The Meuse-Argonne Battlefield: The Last American Offensive

When it comes to discovering Champagne, the difference lies in the details and expertise that transform a simple visit into a truly memorable experience. Indeed, INSTANTS TOURS, with its personalized approach and in-depth knowledge of the region, stands out as your ideal guide for a private Champagne excursion.

Not far from Verdun, the Meuse-Argonne battlefield was the scene of the last and main American offensive of the World War One. This tour offers a deep dive into the events leading up to the November 11, 1918 armistice.

Places to visit:

  • Meuse-Argonne Battlefield: Explore the site of one of the largest American offensives.
  • Vauquois Hill: A strategic hill transformed by the fighting into a maze of tunnels and craters.
  • Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery: The largest American military cemetery in Europe, where more than 14,000 soldiers are buried.
  • Forêt d’Argonne: A place where American troops fought bravely.
  • Montfaucon American Memorial: An impressive monument to American soldiers.

The Battle of the Marne and the fierce fighting in Belleau Woods

Let yourself be transported back in time as you visit the sites of the Battle of the Marne and the fierce fighting in the Bois de Belleau. These sites are emblematic of the resistance and bravery of the American allied forces.

Places to visit:

  • Belleau village and battlefield: a crucial battle site for American troops.
  • Aisne-Marne Cemetery: A place of remembrance for fallen American soldiers.
  • Hill 204 Memorial in Château-Thierry: Paying tribute to the ten American divisions that fought in this area.
  • Quentin Roosevelt Memorial: A tribute to the fallen son of President Theodore Roosevelt.

A Cultural Experience – Immersion in the World War One

We are proud to share our love of this exceptional region and its history with visitors from all over the world. Our passion for the Champagne region and its background, combined with our commitment to excellence and personalization, makes us the ideal partner for exploring this iconic region in an authentic and unforgettable way.