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Discover WW1 historical and memorial sites in and near Ploegsteert with an expert and by mini bus.

Between 1914 and 1918, Ploegsteert and the nearby communes would witness fierce fighting between the two opposite sides, a violence that would touce the civilians too.

See where the iconic Christmas Truce took place in 1914, where Churchill and Hitler stayed in the region, the Ploegsteert forest and Hill 63, near the craters created by exploding mines, the many military cemeteries paying tribute to British soldiers...  You can also extend the visit to Messines and Armentières.

Practical information

  • Everyday between 9 am and 2.30 pm, booking essential.
  • Duration: 2 h
  • Languages: French, Dutch, English

You can also plan a half or full day of bespoke  visits with your guide, on board a comfortable, modern vehicle.

Claude has been studying WW1 for over 30 years. He was consultant for the Western Front Association, British Legion and helped the BBC with documentaries.


  • Standard visits: 17 Euros pp
  • Half-day: 45 Euros pp, 35 Euros pp for groups of 3 +.
    Includes a brochure explaining the visit, a map of the Ploegstreet woodlands, a drink, minibus
  • Full day: 99 Euros pp, 75 Euros pp for groups of 3 +.
    Includes a brochure explaining the visit, a map of the Ploegstreet woodlands, lunch with a drink, a drink in the afternoon, visit of the trenches, minibus
COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.


Guide available/groups - EN - FR - NL

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