Following the Heart: Synchronicities along the Way

A few days after the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan I was sitting in Paris outside Shakespeare and Company, lifting my plummeting sugar levels with a wholly forgettable slice of pumpkin pie bought from...

WWI Centenary: Visit the Musée de la Grande Guerre

A perfect day trip from Paris, the Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux in the Marne offers not just a comprehensive historical overview of the complex enormity of World War 1,...

Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Calvados

In the heart of Normandy, the department of Calvados boasts some of France’s most enchanting coastline and a host of medieval treasures. Here is our pick of the best. BAYEUX Bayeux is famous for its deceptively named ‘tapestry’ (which...

The Reopening of the Franco-American Museum

During the First World War, 350 American women – all volunteers – left comfortable lives in the United States to help the war-ravaged civilian population in Picardy, in northeastern France. The dynamic leader of this effort...

Discover The ‘Terroir’ of the Western Front 14-18

Just as the military sites of The Western Front 14-18 are unique in world history, so too is the ‘terroir’ of the five regions – Northern France, Picardy, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace. This evocative French...
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The Iconic Sites of Alsace: Not-to-Miss Museums, Villages & More

Alsace has long been a crossroads of Europe, and over time has seen all the triumph and tragedy of European history. A flourishing centre for trade situated along a strategic continental waterway, it developed fabulous...

The Western Front 14-18

Mention the words ‘Western Front’ and the same pictures appear in the minds of people across the world. Stretching across the North-East of France from the Belgian Coast to the Swiss border, this European...

American and International Remembrance Sites

Thanks to The Western Front 14- 18, it’s never been easier to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors. As well as a wealth of online resources to help you plan your trip, Tourist...

Explore the Battlefields of World War I

The Remembrance sites of The Western Front 14-18 welcome visitors from all countries of the world and are open all year round. There is no charge to visit cemeteries and memorials across the five...