Remembrance Day travel in France and Belgium

First inaugurated to commemorate the signing of the peace treaty that brought an end to the First World War on 11th November 1918, Armistice Day has today evolved to remember those who have died in the line of duty. These destinations are all poignant spots to pay your respects for Remembrance Day.

For a First World War battlefield tour, head to Ypres and learn about the Battle of Passchendaele and the unofficial Christmas truce, then to Mons, site of the conflict’s first major battle, and on to the nearby department of Somme. Flanders is another striking stop during early November, with its poppy fields strikingly remembered in the poem by John McCrae.
Those interested in the Second World War can see the site of Operation Dynamo in Dunkirk, or head to Normandy to learn about the D-Day Landings that were dubbed ‘the beginning of the end of war in Europe’.

These destinations are all accessible from our Calais & Zeebrugge ports.