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World War One battlefield barge cruises

Date Posted: 05/12/2014

Take an emotive exploration of the French and Belgian World War One battlefields in April 2015.

European Waterways is offering four, all-inclusive World War One Commemorative Cruises next spring, aboard its 12-passenger hotel barge La Belle Epoque, on a cruise route that passes right through the battlefields of northern France.

The cruises, departing on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th April will be along the Canal du Nord, between Lille and Compiègne and on the Canal de la Somme between Villers-Bretonneux and Compiègne.

Both the waterways were at the centre of battles during the conflict and the cruises will feature excursions to some of the most significant sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, such as the Menin Gate and Vimy Ridge, site of the Canadian National Memorial.

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