Belle France is offering holidaymakers the chance to tread in the footsteps of the heroes of World War One, through historical cycling, walking or cruise holidays in Normandy and Picardy.

Tours available for 2015 and 2016 include The Great War Trail of Artois, a five-night cycling tour available on a bed-and-breakfast or half-board basis, which passes through Arras and over Vimy Ridge, with prices starting from £891 per person.

The Great War Walk offers a six-night easy walking tour taking in some of the most poignant sites of World War One, available on a half-board basis with prices starting from £683.

The operator is also offering two World War One Commemorative Cruises for 2016 both priced at £3,150, with one departing on May 22 and other on May 29. Both will visit the main sites of the battle, as well as the evocative Thiepval memorial, which commemorates those who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme.

Both are fully inclusive with six-night accommodation, gourmet meals, wines, open bar, daily excursions, local transfers and full use of all onboard amenities.

For further details visit or call 0158-021 4010.

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