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Carriere Wellington

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Enter one of the most secret place of military history, and discover a real underground town, where more than 20 000 soldiers of the Commonwealth prepared the most surprising attack of WW1.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 26 95
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All reviews audio guide new zealand well worth a visit short film surprise attack tunnel system old quarry french and english interesting place to visit front line first world war these men moving experience below ground allied troops very interesting tour excellent guide
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth a visit, so interesting. Fascinating that the tunnels were used in WW1, very informative and helpful staff, English translations excellent.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JoanneShawx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour, good pace, knowledgeable staff & very reasonable entrance fee. The experience makes you appreciate what those thousands of men endured.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 119pata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting a few war memorials and staying in Arras and decided to pay a visit during our short stay. A relative from NZ lost their uncle in the War and so the New Zealand connection made this place even more of interest to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank animal123
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Visiting the tunnels where troops had lived and worked was a moving experience. The audio guides were excellent as was the guide who took us round. I was in a wheelchair and it was all very accessible. We all found it very informative and helped...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dawnmcmillan2015
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This was recommended to me by a work colleague and I'm so glad they did. We arrived a few minutes after 11 o'clock and went to the till - they advised that a tour had just started and we could rush down & join that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Relaxation_Finder
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Entertaining yet poignant place to visit. You go down into the actual tunnels where the soldiers waited before the battle of arras. There's an exhibition and film show and gift shop. Good visit for all the family. Takes about 2 hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BusyMum1322
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Visited the tunnels during our roadtrip through France. I traveled with my 3 children where the youngest was 7 years old. We bought our tickets online with the guided time. It was easy to find, only a short walk from our apartement and there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fr_ydisw
Reviewed 3 January 2019

You can buy your tickets at the tourist office or at the site. Appears that on most days you need to reserve a spot in one of the tours. Excellent presentation and great guide who delivered in French and English. Also provided with an English...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Viewing the allied war experience from 20 metres below the surface is both a unique and powerful experience. I have visited the battlefields and the Carriere Wellington adds another chapter in highlighting the conditions that soldiers were subjected to during WWI. The guide did a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stepheng914
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

This memorial is well run and the information we were given was first rate.We had no idea about the story behind these tunnels and feel privileged to have visited them.

Date of experience: December 2018
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5 March 2019|
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Response from Shaune C | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend booking in advance.
30 October 2018|
Response from BusyMum1322 | Reviewed this property |
There were several a day. We took one at 4pm. Best to check their website as it can vary each day. Can't remember how much the tickets were. I think about 7 euros per adult.
16 April 2018|
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Response from J6284IFwilliamc | Reviewed this property |
Not very much actual walking and a lot more standing around watching films - so 10/15 mins but in short bursts