Day 13 - The Somme and Paris

Today we toured the Somme Region before making our way to Paris.

Our first stop was The Adelaide Cemetery, before driving through Villers Brettoneoux, a town with a strong link to Australia. The school in Villers Brettoneoux is named Victoria School, as after the war donations from school children all across Victoria helped rebuild the school.

We then stopped at the Australian Memorial, where the names of over 11,000 soldiers are listed who’s graves are unknown.

After a quick lunch stop we then saw The Poziers Memorial, Moucqey Farm, Thiepval and the Ulster before our final stop at Beaumont Hamel. Here we were able to walk in preserved trenches, and appreciate how hard the soldiers had to work to gain such small ground.

From there we started our journey to Paris.

After quickly checking into our hotel we caught the Metro to the Champs Élysées for dinner.

After dinner we climbed the Arc de Triomphe to take in the amazing view of the Champs Élysées and watch some of the traffic driving around the roundabout.

We then hopped back on the Metro and made our way towards The Eiffel Tower to watch the impressive light show.

We then caught the Metro back to our hotel to have a well earned rest before our tour of Paris, and final game of the tour tomorrow.