Battlefields Trip 2021

 
After the success of the 2019 Alumni battlefields tour, in 2021 we head to the Champagne region of France. The Marne, the Aisne and the Chemin des Dames may not be so familiar to British ears as the Somme or Passchendaele but the battles there were just as bloody, and, while the fighting often involved the French and the Germans, some of the blood that was spilt was British – including that of former pupils. Poignant remembrance of Old King’s Scholars at graves and memorials, and tours of the battlefields, trenches, museums of the area will be led by Seb Neal, history teacher and battlefield expert. There will be opportunities for us to enjoy at our leisure the many delights of the beautiful cathedral city of Reims, in the heart of which our hotel is based. The itinerary would not be complete without tours of some of the many champagne houses and cellars of the region such as Veuve Cliquot, with tastings and even a little train ride around the champagne caves under the town of Epernay. Do save the dates: it promises to be a tour to remember. (Please note this itinerary may be subject to change.) 
 
 

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