The SOE and French Resistance Tour in Central France is a comprehensive look at the activities of the brave SOE agents and Resistance fighters during WWII from Lyon to Limoges. This is a five-day tour (not including travel to start and from end points) which takes in the following main sites:
Lyon – the hot-bed of French Resistance during WWII and under the strict command of the Gestapo led for the most part by the infamous Klaus Barbie
Vichy – The seat of the French Government under Marshal Pétain
The Auvergne – Maquis camps and sabotage
Oradour-sur-Glane – Site of the June 1944 massacre and now a national monument
We visit many sites on this tour and hear of bravery, treachery, war crimes and love…it really is roller-coaster of emotion.
As with my other tours I’m afraid I no longer put detailed itineraries on the internet because other companies and guides have been stealing them so please contact me for further details.