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Anzac day at villers-bretonneux - day trip from paris to attend dawn service and tour of ww1 somme battlefields


265 €


~ 14 H

Commemorating the Australian New Zealand Army Corps which came together to aid the British Empire during World War I, ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the war. It originally commemorated the landing of forces at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 – which would ultimately prove a bloody failure – but  ANZAC Day has grown to become an important Australian day of remembrance around the world.

Make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before ANZAC Day, as you’ll depart Paris in the early hours to make it to the dawn service in Villers-Bretonneux, located about 2 hours north. When you arrive, you'll attend the 6 am ANZAC Day Dawn Service, which honors the sacrifice of the Australians and New Zealanders during the war. This moving service is a major part of the tradition of ANZAC Day, dating back to the military practice of 'standing to' at dawn, the most favorable time for the attack. The ANZAC legend was poignantly put into words by Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia: "Anzac is not merely about loss. It is about courage, and endurance, and duty, and love of country, and mateship, and good humor and the survival of a sense of self-worth and decency in the face of dreadful odds.”

After the dawn service, you’ll spend the rest of the day on a guided tour of the surrounding Somme area, a part of France that suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of WWI. Visit Somme's many battlefields, memorials, cemeteries, and landmarks while hearing vivid stories and learning about the successes and failures of WWI from your guide. Visit the massive Lochnagar Crater in the village of La Boiselle, followed by the site of the Battle of Pozières. Next, visit the Thiepval Memorial.

At the end of your ANZAC Day tour, hop back in the coach and return to Paris around 3:15 pm.


  • ANZAC Day tour from Paris to Villers-Bretonneux
  • Attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service Ceremony
  • Commemorate Australian and New Zealander soldiers during WWI
  • Explore the major WWI sites of Somme Battlefields
  • See where the Battle of Pozières took place
  • Visit the Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial.

The price includes:

  • Guided sightseeing tour with English-speaking guide
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Coach

The price does not include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel up to 7 days in advance to receive a full refund

Meeting point

  • Meet the Guide on the steps of the Opera Garnier
  • Please arrive at the meet-up location at least 15 minutes prior to the trip departure time.

Where ?

Steps of Opera Garnier

Small Group Tours

Small Group Tours

The full horror of 20th century industrialised warfare was nowhere more intense that in the Somme in 1916. Come and join us for a day of remembrance and discover some of the areas which suffered severely in these violent & bloody battles.

Tour Code

~ 11 H


205 €
Private Day Trip from Paris: Tour of the Ypres Salient Battlefield in Belgian Flanders (T81-VIP)

Battlefields Trips

Battlefields Trips

Come and join us for a day of remembrance. During the day you will discover this part of the Western Front where hundreds of thousands of soldiers from all over the world fought between 1914 and 1918.

Tour Code

~ 48 H


320 €

Small Group Tours

Small Group Tours

During this tour you will follow in the footsteps of the brave soldiers who fought and died on the Artois battlefield

Tour Code

~ 11 H


210 €

Cancellation made Easy

Book with peace of mind ! You can modify or cancel your booking at no extra cost !

Flexible booking terms

We care about you ! Reschedule or get a full refund until 24 hrs for Shared Tours and 72 hours for private tours.

Sanitary measures

Signatory of Caring Attitude, the health commitment charter of the city of Paris.