7 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, or Door-to-Door service then, to Compiegne, north of Paris for two nights.

Day 2 - Battle of France

FranceWe start by looking at the German Blitzkrieg in 1940 and the Fall of France. We visit the graves of French soldiers who fell in defence of Paris and see where the Germans humiliated France by forcing them to surrender where the Armistice of 1918 was signed and also see the museum here. In the Compiegne Forest we see where Paris’ Jews were deported by train to Concentration Camps. In the afternoon we travel to see the Museum of Resistance and Deportation covering the whole Picardy region in Tergnier. B

Day 3 - The Holocaust in Paris

Today we focus on the experience of the Jewish community in Paris during WW2 seeing the Holocaust Memorial site at Drancy which served as a Concentration Camp before those held here were sent off to camps in Germany and in the East. We see where the camp was and visit the new memorial museum. In the afternoon we depart for Limoges for two nights. B

Day 4 - SOE in Limoges, Oradour-sur-Glare

In the morning we follow the trail of SOE Agent Violet Szabo close to Limoges, seeing the village where she was sheltered, the area where she was dropped in and the ground where she was captured. In the afternoon we visit the village of Oradour sur Glane which was wiped out by SS troops in 1944. Now preserved as a memorial site, we enter through the visitors centre to learn of this tragic event from WWII and spend the afternoon among the deserted streets left just as they were in 1944. B

Day 5 - Resistance & Deportation Museum

In Limoges we visit the museum of Resistance and Deportation and see where the Gestapo had its Headquarters, a place where SOE agent Violette Szabo was held. We then depart Limoges for Amiens, where we stay for two nights. B

Day 6 - Amiens Prison and French Resistance

Today we look at the French resistance in Northern France seeing where the attack on Amiens Prison took place. Here RAF Mosquitos bombed the prison. We also visit the graves of the RAF crews in the nearby cemetery. We then travel to Arras to see the ‘Mur des Fusillies’: the moat of an old fort where members of the resistance were executed during WWII, now a poignant memorial site. After lunch we visit the Resistance Museum at Bondues near Lille, before returning to Amiens

Day 7

To Calais, then home. B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

7 Days by Coach Departure Dates & Prices 2017

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

7 days by Silver Service coach: tour code ref 7FSAV
July 3 2017
October 21 2017
July 31 2017
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated.
Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £179.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
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Leger Holidays
France under the Jackboot - S.O.E., S.A.S. & the French Resistance

Coach Tours 7 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from only £598

This revised version of one of Leger's popular tours has new visits for 2016 taking in the experience of ‘France Under The Jackboot’ during the Second World War. It will cover a wide range of subjects from the fighting in 1940, to wartime resistance, SOE agents, the SAS and the terrible events of the Holocaust.

Book this France under the Jackboot - S.O.E., S.A.S. & the French Resistance tour direct with Leger Holidays and receive a 5% discount per person off of the brochure price. Call on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55.

Your Hotels

You will stay for two nights in Compiegne, near Paris at a minimum 3-star hotel, then two nights at the 3-star Ibis Hotel Limoges Nord and finally two nights at the 3-star Holiday Inn Express Amiens, or similar.

What's Included

7 days by coach

  • 6 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach... for extra legroom & added benefits

Please note: Entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost

View Joining Points

Silver Service Coach ...

You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board.

Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches. Enjoy your own reserved seat. Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs*** Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.

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