In the land of the poppies

  • 6 days
  • 5 night
  • In the land of the poppies - Circuit - Land of Memory
  • Guided night tour of Camp Marguerre
  • Dragees from Verdun - Braquier
  • Spa visit 14-18
  • Fort of Douaumont
  • Logis Hotel Orchidées
  • Belgian Owl Distillery
  • Darcis Chocolate Factory
  • Fort of Loncin
In the land of the poppies - Circuit - Land of MemoryGuided night tour of Camp MarguerreDragees from Verdun - BraquierSpa visit 14-18Fort of DouaumontLogis Hotel OrchidéesBelgian Owl DistilleryDarcis Chocolate FactoryFort of Loncin
DescriptionA tour during which the secrets of the First World War will be revealed to you…
This tour follows the traces left by the First World War, and the high price paid by humanity for the era of rampant nationalism that preceded it…
 
Begin your journey at the House of Remembrance at Hermalle-sous-Argenteau, not far from the first “martyr town” in Belgium, Visé, which is the subject of your second visit. Then travel on to Loncin. After that moving visit, explore the Belgian masters of whisky distilling at the  Belgian Owl Distillery. Then add a touch of the unusual by enjoying a tasty meal at the heart of Lantin Fort. 
 
On the next day, you visit the Allied Memorial at Cointe, which overlooks the city of Liège.
Then experience the bitter-sweet flavours that characterise Belgian chocolate. Head to the Darcis chocolate factory to explore its incredible history. Before ending your day, enjoy walking around Spa, the original spa town, where you can explore the major events of history that created the town you can see today. Round off your day with a meal and a tasting of Belgo-Russian beer at L’Avouerie d’Anthisnes.
 
On the third day, you travel to the Baillet-Latour museum of wars in the Gaume region for an astonishing and amusing tour, after which you head to the Spincourt Forest to visit the  Marguerre Camp and learn about the might of German artillery through the Duzey cannon.
 
After a good night’s sleep, enjoy a tour of the impressive Butte du Vauquois, which tells the story of the war in mines. Experience what it must have been like to have lived as a soldier in the Chattancourt trenches, and also at the Douaumont fort. After these emotional visits, you travel to the heart of a peaceful forest to explore the remains of the destroyed village of Fleuy, which bears witness to the atrocity and ferocity of artillery bombardments. Then climb up to the Eparges Ridge, with its memorial to the US First Army and scarred landscape which reminds us of the ferocious fighting, then to the Butte de Montsec, with its extraordinary views of the countryside.  After all this effort, enjoy a visit to the comforting and pretty Braquier sugared almond factory in Verdun.
 
Your final day is spent exploring the delightful and historic town of Verdun before rounding off your tour with a visit to the impressive and famous Gros ouvrage de Fermont.

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
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In the land of the poppies
  • House of Remembrance at Hermalle-sous-Argenteau
House of Remembrance at Hermalle-sous-Argenteau

1 - House of Remembrance at Hermalle-sous-Argenteau

  • Time 2h
A temporary exhibition about the history of the world wars
  • Day 1
  • Guided tour of Visé
Guided tour of Visé

2 - Guided tour of Visé

  • Time 1h
The first martyr town… a sad title for such a pretty town!
  • By bus By bus 8 min
  • Meal at Mosa restaurant - Pretext image
Meal at Mosa restaurant - Pretext image

3 - Meal at Mosa restaurant

  • Time 1h
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  • Loncin fort
Loncin fort

4 - Loncin fort

  • Time 2h
National necropolis which bears the scars of shelling by “Big Bertha”
  • By bus By bus 25 min
  • Belgian Owl Distillery
Belgian Owl Distillery

5 - Belgian Owl Distillery

  • Time 2h
Enjoy the unique character of Belgian single malt whisky!
  • By bus By bus 14 min
  • Meal at the Fort de Lantin
Meal at the Fort de Lantin

6 - Meal at the Fort de Lantin

  • Time 1h
A gourmet dinner in a very unusual setting! 
  • By bus By bus 20 min
  • Dinner in Dinner in Lantin
  • Overnight at the Van der Valk Hotel Liège Congrès
Overnight at the Van der Valk Hotel Liège Congrès

7 - Overnight at the Van der Valk Hotel Liège Congrès

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  • By bus By bus 20 min
  • Overnight at Overnight at Liège
  • Allied Memorial at Cointe
Allied Memorial at Cointe

8 - Allied Memorial at Cointe

  • Time 30 min
A unique memorial to the millions of men and women who died on the battlefields of the First World War
  • Day 2
  • Darcis chocolate factory
Darcis chocolate factory

9 - Darcis chocolate factory

  • Time 1h30
Immerse yourself in the history of chocolate!
  • By bus By bus 35 min
  • Meal at the Silva Hôtel de Spa Balmoral
Meal at the Silva Hôtel de Spa Balmoral

10 - Meal at the Silva Hôtel de Spa Balmoral

  • Time 1h
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  • By bus By bus 15 min
  • Dinner in Dinner in Spa
  • Guided tour of Spa
Guided tour of Spa

11 - Guided tour of Spa

  • Time 2h
The original spa town will revel all its secrets to you…
  • By bus By bus 5 min
  • Afoot Afoot
  • Tour and meal at l’Avouerie d’Anthisnes
Tour and meal at l’Avouerie d’Anthisnes

12 - Tour and meal at l’Avouerie d’Anthisnes

The avowed knights will reveal elixirs that are well-known in Liège!
  • By bus By bus 40 min
  • Dinner in Dinner in Anthisnes
  • Overnight at the Van der Valk Hotel Liège Congrès
Overnight at the Van der Valk Hotel Liège Congrès

13 - Overnight at the Van der Valk Hotel Liège Congrès

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  • Overnight at Overnight at Liège
  • Baillet-Latour museum
Baillet-Latour museum

14 - Baillet-Latour museum and exploring the region around Virton

  • Time 3h
The tragic history of the village of Latour and its neighbouring battlefields
  • Day 3
  • Meal at the Fourche et Fourchette restaurant - Pretext image
Meal at the Fourche et Fourchette restaurant - Pretext image

15 - Meal at the Fourche et Fourchette restaurant

  • Time 1h
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  • By bus By bus 20 min
  • Dinner in Dinner in Longuyon
  • Marguerre camp
Marguerre camp

16 - Marguerre camp and the Duzey cannon

  • Time 2h
The early use of reinforced concrete and the extraordinary power of long-distance artillery
  • By bus By bus 30 min
  • Meal and overnight stay at the Logis Hotel Orchidée
Meal and overnight stay at the Logis Hotel Orchidée

17 - Meal and overnight stay at the Logis Hotel Orchidée

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  • Dinner and overnight at Dinner and overnight at Verdun
  • Butte du Vauquois
Butte du Vauquois

18 - Butte du Vauquois

  • Time 2h
An important strategic place in the war in mines. Shivers guaranteed as you tour the mine galleries!
  • Day 4
  • Chattancourt trenches
Chattancourt trenches

19 - Chattancourt trenches and cemetery

  • Time 1h
A unique reconstruction will show you how soldiers lived during the First World War
  • By bus By bus 20 min
  • Meal at the Abri des Pèlerins restaurant
Meal at the Abri des Pèlerins restaurant

20 - Meal at the Abri des Pèlerins restaurant

  • Time 1h
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  • By bus By bus 20 min
  • Dinner in Dinner in Douaumont
  • Douaumont fort
Douaumont fort

21 - Douaumont fort

  • Time 1h
Explore the keystone of the Verdun fortification system!
  • Afoot Afoot
  • Destroyed village of Fleury
Destroyed village of Fleury

22 - Destroyed village of Fleury

  • Time 1h
A life-sized witness to history
  • By bus By bus 5 min
  • Meal at La Gargote restaurant - Pretext image
Meal at La Gargote restaurant - Pretext image

23 - Meal at La Gargote restaurant

  • Time 1h
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  • By bus By bus 20 min
  • Dinner in Dinner in Verdun
  • Overnight at Logis Hotel Orchidées - Twin room
Overnight at Logis Hotel Orchidées - Twin room

24 - Overnight at Logis Hotel Orchidées

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  • Overnight at Overnight at Verdun
  • The Eparges Ridge
The Eparges Ridge

25 - The Eparges Ridge

  • Time 1h
An oasis of green where the ground is pock-marked with shell craters, bearing witness to violent battles
  • Day 5
  • Butte de Montsec
Butte de Montsec

26 - Butte de Montsec

  • Time 45 min
Built on the site of a German observation post, it commemorates the US 1st Army in 1918
  • By bus By bus 40 min
  • Meal at the Accueil Benoite-Vaux restaurant - Pretext image
Meal at the Accueil Benoite-Vaux restaurant - Pretext image

27 - Meal at the Accueil Benoite-Vaux restaurant

  • Time 1h
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  • Dinner in Dinner in Rambluzin-et-Benoite-Vaux
  • Braquier sugared almond factory
Braquier sugared almond factory

28 - Braquier sugared almond factory

  • Time 1h
The history of these small sweets that have become symbols of celebration…
  • By bus By bus 30 min
  • Meal in the partner restaurant of your choice - Pretext image
Meal in the partner restaurant of your choice - Pretext image

29 - Meal in the partner restaurant of your choice

  • Time 1h
Discover the different possibilities
  • Afoot Afoot
  • Dinner in Dinner in Verdun
  • Overnight at Logis Hotel Orchidées
Overnight at Logis Hotel Orchidées

30 - Overnight at Logis Hotel Orchidées

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  • Overnight at Overnight at Verdun
  • Visit of downtown Verdun
Visit of downtown Verdun

31 - Visit of downtown Verdun

  • Time 2h
Explore this town that was at the centre of one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the First World War
  • Day 6
  • Meal at the restaurant 'Chez Mamie'
Meal at the restaurant 'Chez Mamie'

32 - Meal at the restaurant 'Chez Mamie'

  • Time 1h
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  • Dinner in Dinner in Verdun
  • Fermont fort
Fermont fort

33 - Fermont fort

  • Time 2h
One of the rare fortifications on the Maginot Line that has remained intact
  • By bus By bus 45 min
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