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Carriere Wellington, Arras

4.6
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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The network of underground tunnels known as Carriere Wellington played a major role in taking enemy lines in the Battle of Arras in 1917, and helped save the lives of many soldiers. Miles of tunnels dug beneath the Arras countryside became command posts, kitchens, sleeping quarters, and even a hospital, protecting around 24,000 Allied troops. Start your trip to Arras by creating a personalized itinerary on Klarna Trips.
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  • Could not have been any better. Merci Pascal. Your passion for the history comes out in your tours. You are very knowledgeable and entertaining. It's an amazing historical local and must not be.....  more
    Could not have been any better. Merci Pascal. Your passion for the history comes out in your tours. You are very knowledgeable and entertaining. It's an amazing historical local and must not be.....  more »
  • Such an interesting and fascinating tour of tunnels used during WW1 under the town of Arras. You descend about 20m underground in small groups with a bilingual (& very knowledgeable) guide to learn.....  more
    Such an interesting and fascinating tour of tunnels used during WW1 under the town of Arras. You descend about 20m underground in small groups with a bilingual (& very knowledgeable) guide to learn.....  more »
  • This is very well worth a visit. The caves were mined by NZ miners using hand tools and held up to 24000 soldiers. An amazing story. 
    This is very well worth a visit. The caves were mined by NZ miners using hand tools and held up to 24000 soldiers. An amazing story.  more »
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  • One of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time. Educational and engaging. One can notice that lots of attention has been paid to the small details to offer a smooth visitor experience. The guided tour was offered in French and in English with our guide switching effortlessly between both and adapting the level of the explanations to the audience. We had kids with us and they were able to follow and understand everything. The audio guides fragments provide complementary explanations and are nicely woven in the visit between the guide’s explanations. All in all, a must do if you are in Arras! PS: to the two young people working last Saturday morning, merci beaucoup!
  • Wonderfully constructed exhibition around first world war tunnels. That were much older quarries. Informative guided tour
  • A fantastic museum with an excellent audio visual experience. Our wonderful guide, Mathias, brought the experience of the soldiers of WW1 vividly to life for us. I would recommend this ‘experience’ 100% to anyone visiting the region and wanting to learn about WW1. Thank you for a wonderful experience for the whole family.
  • This was great experience Pierre our guide was superb, he gave us a great insight as to what happened here in 1917. It was quite moving at times. the tour combines an audio commentary and the guides input, along with some lighting and sound effects to provide a fascinating tour of the caverns from which the soldiers emerged from the relative safety underground in to the heat of battle don't miss it.
  • Well presented with bilingual guides. The multimedia was especially well done. Bring a jacket though.

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