Visit the Wellington Tunnels : Private tour
Their brilliant idea: charging New Zealand tunnellers with the task of connecting the old limestone quarries under Arras, and transforming them into a network of underground billets, where 24,000 soldiers waited for the attack.
The lift takes you 20 meters deep, where the guided tour makes you share the soldier's lives and intimacy. Upon surfacing, you stay in the footsteps of the soldiers by watching a film describing the shock that was the Battle of Arras.
PRIVATE tour of the Wellington Tunnels. Duration 1H15
10-minute film screening at the end of the tour.
Bring warm clothing (constant temperature 11°C)
Opening hours: Everyday from 09:30am to 12:30am and from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Exceptional closing time at 04:00 pm on December 24th and December 31st
Closed from January 8th to January 26th, 2024. Closed on December 25th
Guided tours only. The guided tour is completed with an audioguide. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO BOOK IN ADVANCE
17 people maximum in a tour. Duration: 1H15. Warm clothing is recommended
Please present your tickets at the front dest 10 MINUTES before the start of the tour
During the tour:
- Wearing a safety helmet is compulsory as the tour is underground
- The safety helmets are cleaned between each tour
- Hairnets at your disposal for the safety helmets
- Hand sanitizer dispensers at your disposal
- The site is fully accessible to visitors with physical disabilities
Rue Delétoille, Arras
GPS : 50°16’50.502’’ N, 2° 46’56.7588’’ E
Contact : Office de Tourisme Arras Pays d'Artois
Tel. +33 (0)3 21 51 26 95