Region
in Paris, Somme, North, Verdun & Alsace
WWI & WWII Battlefields
Towns & Villages
Art & Museums

In 13 days, this tour will take you from Paris to the Somme region, and on to Lille at the Belgium border. 

You will then drive your way south-east to the Verdun area and the surrounding WWI sites. You will end your journey in Alsace, on the border with Germany. 

A great way to discover Northern France !

Includes

12 nights 6 in Boutique-Hotels & 6 nights in B&Bs that we all personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 10 days
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
5.0
Debbie
Emilie is amazing. Going to Normandy has always been a dream of my husbands and luckily for us we found Emilie to plan our trip. Our hotel in Paris for the start of our trip was …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 5 670
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Verdun Somme North Alsace

Oh...Paris !

  • For the first 3 nights of your trip, you will be living the Parisian life. Comfortably accommodated in a charming boutique-hotel in the heart of the Latin Quarter, in the Sorbonne area, you will discover the French capital city’s must sees and hidden beauties.
  • Being based a 10 minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral, you can explore Paris by foot, by boat or using public transportation with unique and different itineraries we have prepared for you.
  • We plan for you to get oriented with a Parisian guide for a half-day, discover Paris most famous buildings along the Seine river and get to learn a lot about French culture and history while having a lot of fun. One night, you will attend a very fun show (in English) . . . a good opportunity to enjoy Paris nightlife.
  • On the fourth morning, you will pick up the rental car near your hotel and drive north about 1hr30 to the Somme region.
Paris Verdun Somme North Alsace

Amiens & the Somme region

  • Your premium B&B is the perfect place to spend 2 nights to explore the war sites as well as the old town of Amiens and its amazing Cathedral.
  • We have included in this trip a day with a private English-speaking guide who will explain military strategy and drive you to the main WWI and WWII sites of the Somme region.

Many different nationalities fought in this part of France and we can definitely craft your day based on your country of origin or any specific interests you may have. 

Paris Verdun Somme North Alsace

Downtown Lille

  • On Day 6, drive 1hr30 to Lille, at the northern tip of France. The old center of Lille is very pleasant for spending a night and enjoying the lively atmosphere. 
  • We plan for you to stay in a comfortable 4* Boutique-Hotel which opens on to the famous main square of Lille, with all the typical buildings, cafés and restaurants.
  • Travelers who may be interested in the World War Flanders region sites (such as Ypres Salient or Poperinghe, Vimy Ridge or Passchendaele), please let us know and we can plan a day there with a private guide or on your own. 
Paris Verdun Somme North Alsace

Verdun

  • On Day 7, drive 3hrs to the Verdun region. On the way, you may stop in Reims and enjoy a "coupe de Champagne" at lunch and a nice walk we will recommend to digest before getting back on the road. 
  • Spend the next 2 nights in a newly redesigned 4* Boutique-Hotel in the very heart of Verdun. You can walk everywhere in town from your hotel.
  • We will craft your days for you to explore the WWI war sites based on your interests, what you already know and what you would like to discover. 
  • In the Verdun region, you will also taste delicious local products, relax in nice bars by the Meuse canal and why not even taste some Côte de Meuse wine. 
Paris Verdun Somme North Alsace

Gorgeous Alsace 

  • Your last step is in Alsace: spend 4 nights in a 4* Boutique-Hotel in the very center of Colmar in the little Venice District, walking distance to all bar, shops and restaurants. This hotel is in a 16th century building which was renovated mixing new and old materials - resulting as a charming and cozy ambiance. 
  • Discover the gorgeous town of Colmar, its canal maybe on a barge tour and enjoy a meal in a typical Winstub with a nice beer. 
  • Another day, drive along the Alsatian Wine Road, stop in some of the most beautiful villages of France with their typical colorful half-timbered houses and the stork nests. Enjoy the Alsatian wines visiting a family-run winery and tasting 3 of their white wines paired with local products. 
  • You may end the trip in Strasbourg or Colmar and return the car there before getting on a train or flight . . . or drive to your next destination for more adventures !

Activities included

paris guided tour

Paris Orientation Tour

Discover Paris most famous buildings along the Seine river and get to learn a lot about French culture and history...having a lot of fun.

Night show in Paris

Comedy Show in Paris

What about spending a night in a Parisian theater and enjoy a very fun show...in English. You'll have a great time!

private guide in Somme

Private Guide on the Somme War sites

Discover the War Sites of the Somme around Amiens with a private guide for a full day. We will make recommendations and can customize your day if you wish.

wine tasting in Alsace

Winery Visit & Tasting in Alsace

Visit a family-run wine estate on the Alsace Wine Trail, run by the 3rd generation.
Enjoy a commented tasting of the wines with some local-product snacks.

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Clare & Greg
We just got back from a 2-week fairytale trip to the Southwest of France, perfectly planned for us by Emilie and Guillaume. We spent 3 days in Carcassonne, 4 days in the Dordogne, and 4 days in the Medoc. Each B&B was charming and the hosts were wonderfully welcoming. The special activities that were planned (truffle-hunting, wine-tasting and …
Sheena
My friend and I decided to do a trip to Paris and then drive down to Nice. I was initially going to plan it however I got busy with work and did not have the time. This is when I found, France Just for You, and read the amazing reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to book. Emilie was great! She was thoughtful and paid great attention to detail. We …
Laura & Greg
Just finished an amazing trip to Normandy and was delighted by all the accommodations, private tours and cooking class with Brigitte. All the details they put together allowed us to relax and enjoy. I highly recommend them.

Our Travelers’ Photos

Heather
From Australia
At her ancestor's gravestone on Northern France
Ron & Don
From Canada
In Burgundy
Pam & Mercer
From the US
In Paris
Steffi & Jeff
in Chenonceau castle....romantic !
Jim
From Australia
At the top of the Rhune mount in the Basque Country
Dina & Jim
from the US
Who just received their travel pack at home
Lytha & Ron
From the US
Canoeing in the Dordogne region
Ron, Jane, Don & Nancy
From Canada
Visiting a wine cellar
Kim
From the US
Enjoying a glass of wine in Amboise
Shirley & Bob
from the US
After a concert in Paris
David
From the US
Celebrating his 80th birthday at a cooking class in Burgundy
Leslie & Bob
from the US
in Cassis Creeks near Marseille in Provence