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

We 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 and 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. (B)

Day 7

Return home. (B)

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Silver Service Coach Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21 : Tour Code 7FSAV

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Silver Service Coach. Tour Code: 7FSAV
May 9 - 2020 £759 October 17 - 2020 £719
July 27 - 2020 £759 May 8 - 2021 £789
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 at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £225. 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. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays
France under the Jackboot - S.O.E., S.A.S. & the French Resistance

Coach Tours 7 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from only £719

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. and the French Resistance tour direct with Leger Holidays 01709 786 554, quote our code T55

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's Included

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Free local joining points

View Joining Points

Key Visits

  • French WW2 Cemetery
  • Compiegne Armistice Museum
  • Drancy Memorial site
  • Oradour sur Glane
  • Limoges Resistance Museum
  • Amiens Prison
  • Arras Reistrance Memorial
  • Resistance Museum, Bondues

Your Hotels

You will stay for two nights at the 3-star Ibis Styles Compiegne hotel, or similar 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.

Silver Service Coach ...

✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

✓ Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.

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