Wellington Tunnels: the private and guided tour

20 metres below the pavements of Arras, discover the Wellington tunnels, a site immersed in memory and emotion. In november 1916, the British started preparing for the 1917 spring offensive. 

Their stroke of genius: to have the New Zealand tunnellers connect up the town's chalk extraction tunnels to create a real network of underground barracks large enough to accommodate up to 24,000 soldiers.

After a 20-metre descent in a glass-fronted lift, the guided visit plunges the visitor into the site's atmosphere to discover the life of the soldiers in the underground quarries. At the end, through a film, the visitor experience the shock of the Battle of Arras.

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