Guided Tours of especially selected Maginot Line Defences in the Sedan/Ardennes region of France
Maginot Line Tours - Sedan
Tucker Tours provide fully guided tours of especially selected Maginot Line defences in the Sedan/Ardennes region of France, together with a comprehensve explanation of the French military positions, the nature of the German assault and subsequent German breakout in May 1940.
It is a common misconception that the Maginot Line did not extend past the France/Luxemburg border. The Maginot Line certainly extends to Sedan and indeed further - right to the English Channel. In the Sedan area of France there are many Blockhouses of various types and even Ouvrages which still remain and provide a fascinating insight into what were at the time, revolutionary concepts, designed and implemented to defend France, with the use of state-of-the-art technology to achieve this goal. It is only after you have visited the Maginot Line that you become aware of the sheer scale and complexity of the undertaking. This coupled with Sedan’s unique place in 19th and 20th century history, make Sedan and the surrounding region, a fascinating and thought provoking area to visit.
When Hitler was first informed of the German Army’s success in crossing the river Meuse at Sedan, he is reported to have exclaimed: “It is a miracle. It is a miracle”.
‘… I thought the tour was phenomenal. Your knowledge and enthusiasm truly made the experience even more brilliant.The width and breadth of the types of fortifications seen, the magnitude of knowledge, insight, and background provided, and context to everything we saw, really made it one of my all time favourite tours (and I've traveled quite a bit). I tell all of my friends interested in history to look you up, should they make it to France.’ Walter C, USA
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