Visit the Wellington Tunnels

Under the paving of Arras, lie impressive chalk quarries which were dug during the Middle Ages. During the Great War, Arras was destroyed as soon as 1914. From 1916, the Allies began preparing a diversion attack before Le Chemin des Dames assault.

Their brilliant idea: the New-Zealand Tunnellers were in charge of linking up the quarries to create a true underground network where 24,000 soldiers could be quartered, waiting for the offensive to start.

After going down 20 metres deep in a lift, the audio-guided tour, accompanied by a guide, takes the visitors into the intimacy of the place. The raising to the surface, in the footsteps of the soldiers, will lead you to the shock of the battle, which you will experience through the projection of a film.


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