Because of the current situation and as a precautionary measure against the epidemic of Covid-19, the Wellington Tunnels  are closed until further notice.

If you had booked a tour of the Wellington Tunnels, a member of the Arras Pays d'Artois Tourisme’ team will contact you soon.

Thank you for your understanding.
See you soon...

New tours at the Carrière Wellington !

Discover the Wellington Quarry in a different way ...

GRAFFITIS DISCOVERY 

Every day at 4.10 pm

The traces on the chalk

Visit the Wellington Tunnels and discover the differents traces carved on the chalk left by the soldiers during WW1. 

Click here to book your tour. Tours are always private and guided. Duration: 1 hour. 

UNDERGROUND BREAKFAST 

Every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 am

An English Breakfast 20m under the ground
Visit the Wellington Tunnels and take an English Breakfast on-site, (almost) at the time when the Battle of Arras was launched on 9th April 1917. 

The menu: Tea, coffee, orange juice with baked beans, bacon, (salted) porridge, pancakes and orange marmelade..." The perfect English Breakfast! 

In collaboration with le restaurant L'oeuf ou la poule

Click here to book. Private visit and breakfast. Duration 1H20

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TRACK GAME - ONLY IN FRENCH -

From Tuesday to Sunday at 6.00 pm

The escape game of the tunnels

In the evening, the course of the Wellington Tunnels turns into a real track game to accomplish one mission : Finding the maps of the Battle of Arras before the attack...


In collaboration with Le Chemin de Traverse Escape Game

Click here to book. Duration 1 hour.

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PERSONAL MEMORY - ONLY IN FRENCH -

Every day at 2.45 pm

La visite de la Carrière Wellington à travers les yeux de ceux qui l'ont vécue

 

Accompagné d'un soldat ou d'une infirmière de la Bataille d'Arras, vous découvrirez la carrière à travers leur récit et expérience.

La visite convient aux enfants et ravira également les plus grands !

Cliquez ici pour réserver votre créneau de visite. Visite privée, durée 1 heure. 

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REOPENING OF THE WELLINGTON TUNNELS

 

FROM 10TH JUNE 2020:

 

PRIVATE TOURS FOR MORE SECURITY: 

  • VISITING SLOTS FROM 2 TO 8 PEOPLE

  • VISIT ONLY BY BOOKING : Click here

  • The tours are private, guided and accompanied by a guide

  • Access to the reception building 5 minutes before tour departure

  • The wearing a mask is compulsory
    The wearing a safety helmet is compulsory (during the tour)

  • The luggage storage is closed

 

 

HEALTH MEASURES FOR MORE SECURITY:

  • Additional measures are applied:

  • flow direction,

  • alcoholic gel at disposal,

  • information signs,

  • floor marking,

  • safety helmets cleaning after each visit,

  • regular cleaning and disinfection of commonly used and shared surfaces

New experiences at the Wellington Tunnels 

The site of the Wellington Tunnels is taking advantage of its reopening, after the confinement, to offer new experiences, more intimate and moving, by introducing a special welcoming formula, exclusively reserved for small groups from 2 to 6 people (same family or tribe.)

Click here to book your tour. 

THE WELLINGTON TUNNELS

An immersion 20 meters under the ground, in the bowels of history

 

Enter one of the most secret places of military history, and discover a real underground town, where more than 20.000 soldiers of the Commonwealth prepared the largest surprise attack of World War I.

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Opening Hours:

From Wednesday to Friday: Closed in the morning. From 2.00 pm to 6 p.m

Saturdays and Sundays : From 9.45 am to 12.30 pm, from 2.00 pm to 6 p.m

Exceptional closure at 4.00pm on 24th and 31st December.
Closed 25th December, 1st January, and from 4th January to 22th January 2021 included.

 

Tours are *always* private and guided.
Duration : 1h. Regular departures.


You can purchase your tickets online for tours >> Ticketing online

 

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DAWN CEREMONY

Every year, on 9th April, at 6.30 am (French time), a tribute is paid to the soldiers of the Commonwealth, at the foot of the Battle of Arras memorial wall. This international ceremony is open to all.

9th April 2020: 

Due to the health crisis related to the fight against the pandemic COVID-19 that the whole world is facing today, the annual dawn ceremony at the Memorial Wall of the Wellington Tunnels was cancelled.

To commemorate the 103rd Anniversary of the Battle of Arras, a virtual tribute was paid throughout the day of April 9th to remember the thousands of soldiers who took part in this bloody battle.
Follow the virtual Remembrance of 9th April 2020 on : facebook.com/CarriereWellington

CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

La Bataille d'Arras

100th anniversary of the Battle of Arras

Back to the images of the commemorations and events which were organised for the Centenary of the Battle of Arras last April.

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