Day 6: Wellington Quarry

The highlight of the day was having the opportunity to tour the Wellington Quarry in Arras. The quarry features several kilometres of tunnels created by the Allied forces during the First World War which expanded upon the tunnels and quarries built by the Romans. Our tour guide was informative and had a great sense of humour (which is important for dealing with a group like ours!), and the museum and tunnel exhibits were well laid out. We began by assuming the “look” of a soldier with a helmet and head set, which was used to listen to narrations and music along the tunnels. We even saw some original drawings on the tunnel walls. Many people are familiar with the tunnels at Vimy but I would highly recommend this tour as well because it incorporated a lot of technology and was very engaging!

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