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Full Day Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras
"You will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Arras and will head towards the Somme battlefields.Visit the subways dug by the British Engineers and used by the Canadian troops to go towards the German lines minutes before the Battle o seeing the scars left by the war in the landscape including mine-craters and shell-craters. You will also visit Neuville Saint Vaast Canadian N°2 Cemetery and Courcelette Canadian Memorial.Enjoy a light lunch of a sandwich omelet or a soup and a drink (included in the tour). After lunch visit Thiepval Memorial to the Missing the largest memorial bearing the names of more than 72000 soldiers who have no known grave. Behind it lays the Anglo French cemetery of 600 graves.The day will end with the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park
From EUR300.00
 
Private Full-Day Tour of Champagne Region
"A wonderful day of excursion and tasting through the ""Montagne de Reims"".Visit and tasting of a prestigious Champagne house in Epernay or Reims such as Moët-et-Chandon Taittinger Veuve-Cliquot Pommery Mumm or Ruinart.... Lunch in Epernay or on the way to Reims (not included). Epernay is with Reims the main wine-growing center of the Champagne region and the meeting point of three major wine-growing areas: the Montagne de Reims
From EUR1,065.00
 
"Private Tour: Moet and Chandon
"Private Tour: Moet and Chandon Hautvillers and the House of Mumm Champagne Day Trip from Paris""Set off from Paris by luxury minivan with your private guide and head to the glamorous Moet and Chandon Champagne House in Epernay near Reims. With the largest Champagne cellars in France the high-end Champagne house boasts nearly 17 miles (28km) of underground tunnels where its classic sparkling wine matures.As you tour this subterranean maze of chalk cellars with your knowledgeable private guide learn about the process of turning white wine into something fizzy! Hear about temperature control and levels of humidity and learn how the bubbles get into each bottle. At the end of your 1-hour walking tour around the cellars
From EUR220.00

More Things to Do in Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique

Chateau de Coucy

If you’re looking for history and have a love for castles, a visit to the Chateau de Coucy is highly recommended. Built in the beginning of the 13th century it was once one of Frances largest medieval...
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Just_Jenny
Jan 25, 2009

See the Ruins of the Donjon

The most remarkable structure at Coucy is the rubble of the great donjon which no longer exists. It survived all of the way through WW 1, at which point the withdrawing Germans destroyed it and...
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hquittner
Jan 08, 2009

See the Few Remaining Details

The entrance to the castle was once graced by an impressive bas-relief of Enguerrand III vanquishing a lion; a fragment is preserved. The tops of the defensive towers were dismantled by Mazarin to...
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hquittner
Jan 08, 2009

Enter the Chateau Ruins

The size of the space occupied is impressive and the defenses were sturdy, but little details remains. Of course in the 13C it was not elaborate only large and strong. We noted the arched entrance, a...
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hquittner
Jan 08, 2009

Town, Country and Chateau

We like wandering around ruins and the Coucy experience was followed by a similar one in Jumieges (Normandie). But the sheer pride in power that is manifest here is dominant. It clearly speaks as did...
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hquittner
Jan 08, 2009

Picardie Views

Because of Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique being situated on a high rocky hill it has commanding views of the surrounding Picardie countryside. Obviously why this place was a very much fought over...
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freya_heaven
Nov 23, 2004
 
 
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A quiet place.............

The town of Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique itself is very pleasent, most of the buildings are made of the uniform light stone which seem very popular in this area. Along the mainstreet you will find the...
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freya_heaven
Nov 01, 2004

Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique Chateau

The chateau was partially rebuilt in the 1800s by the famous French architect Eugene Viollett le Duc. His work also includes the fairy tale castle of Pierrefonds and the town hall at Compeigne to name...
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freya_heaven
Nov 01, 2004

Rampart Walks

Along the south east of the chateau walls is a pleasant walk along the ramparts, towards and around the church if St Saviour. More great views from up here, although the rampart here have been...
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freya_heaven
Nov 01, 2004

Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique Museum

In a tower at the Gate to Soissons there is a small museum, here you can see a scale model of the Keep, Chateau and the town. Plus there are snippets of history and photographs of how...
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freya_heaven
Nov 01, 2004

Gate of Laon

Within the Chateau walls is a modern day town. Today still stands 3 usable town gates, Laon, Chauny and Soissons. The name of each gate relates to the direction the road which runs through it went. ...
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freya_heaven
Nov 01, 2004

Chateau Footpath

Around the outside of the Chateau walls, but within the grounds is a footpath. Free to use, there were quite a few people using it through out the afternoon. You will probably bump in to one of the...
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freya_heaven
Nov 01, 2004

Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique Chateau

The Chateau at Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique was built in 1242. The chateau was demolished by Mazarin in 1652 and again blown up by the retreating Germans in the first world war. The latter seems to...
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freya_heaven
Oct 31, 2004

Go to Prémontré

Prémontré is know a quite town but in the year 1120 , holy Nobert founded a abbey there .This abbey was the born place for the mum order of Prémontré. It is today an psychiatric hospital.
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wandeljp
Oct 13, 2007

Top 5 Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique Writers

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"We discover a nice side of Picardie"
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"Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique"
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"A Once Upon a Time Stronghold"
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"Coucy le chateau"
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