Flanders Battlefield Tours
French military WW1 graves, Belgium © Zeisterre
During World War I, the medieval town of Ypres in the Flanders region of Belgium was the epicentre of fighting on the Western Front, and the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the entire conflict. Flanders Battlefield Tours, run by an informed and knowledgeable group of Great War scholars, ensure that the memory of that lost generation is preserved and respected. The tour has been roundly celebrated for the vividness of the battle accounts, much of the information supplemented by personal artefacts, such as old maps, photographs, diary extracts and poems.
Visitors are sure to be awed, spending time in areas where, on average, every square metre of earth witnessed the death of 35 young men. This solemn, moving and important experience has been described by travellers as the best of its kind in Europe.