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Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours

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Maginot Line Tours / Tuckertours are sightseeing tours arranged with my visitors typically weeks or months in advance. My visitors come from all around the English speaking world (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK). In general they come to Sedan,(France) specifically for my tour as part of their ‘European tour’. The tours last a complete day and are usually based on the German attack at Sedan in May 1940 and the French Maginot Line defences in the area. The tour includes a private underground visit of a Maginot Line ouvrage( Fort). We visit the battlefield that is the area around Sedan, in the conflicts of 1640 (leading to Sedan being annexed by France), the 1870 Franco-Prussian War (the battle of Sedan was militarily the defining battle in the Franco-Prussian War), WWI (the German attack through Sedan in 1914 and in 1918 the furthest point of advance reached by the US Army), and of course the 1940 Blitzkrieg attack at Sedan through the Ardennes, and the French Maginot Line defenses in the area). We see and visit sites of Historical (military) and Heritage interest. From the medieval castle at Sedan, the old town of Sedan, fortified churches, the Maginot Line and the beautiful Ardennes countryside. All of this in the area where these battles took place. Usually the tour is based on the events in 1940, however we take in elements from the previous battles (1870 and WWI) because it is all in the same area, and the preceding battles help explain in part what happened here in 1940. Occasionally I do day tours based only on the 1870 Franco-Prussian battle at Sedan. My visitors are usually interested in military history, quite frequently they are very knowledgeable on such matters. Occasionally I have groups of serving military in larger groups coming to see the area as part of their military training. Consequently I am amending the Trip Advisor categories for my listing to be as follows: Sightseeing Tours: Evidently this is the general description of what I do. Historical and Heritage Tours: The tours are based on the historical (military) events that took place here. Private Tours: The tours are by prior arrangement and are private. Battlefields: The tours take place over the area around Sedan that was a battlefield in 1870, WWI and WWII.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Richard is very passionate and knowledgeable about the Maginot Line and the Sedan region in general. We had a blast touring around the region learning about the battles and structures of the war of 1870, WWI, and WWII from around Sedan. Seeing dozens of Maginot...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your appreciative comment. I'm really pleased you enjoyed a day seeing so much concrete! All the best. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago

My assignment: I have only one day during a trip to Paris to engage in detailed field research at the Maginot Line for a book I'm writing on barriers. Lucky for me I stumbled on the magical Richard Tucker (thanks, TripAdvisor). I called Richard (we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, and what a charming review. Pretty obvious that you are way more skilled in the art of writing than me. Though once I get going I can talk the hind legs off a donkey. I will say that it was a great day....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I took a tour with Richard in December to do a day long tour of the Maginot Line. As my husband and sons are into the World war two history I thought it was going to be a long day. WOW was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for such a great write up of the tour and taking the time to load the photos. Extremely pleased you all enjoyed the day. All the best. cheers, Richard

Reviewed 15 January 2019

My husband and 2 teenage sons spent the day with Richard exploring the casemates and the larger concrete fortifications. It was a very fun, informative, and exhausting day. We scrambled through the woods and crawled over fences to reach many of the casemates. Richard is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your supportive comments, it's really appreciated. Very pleased you all enjoyed the day. Also I thought you all did really well on a far from sunny day! Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 8 January 2019

I would like to thank Richard for a wonderful tour of the Maginot line and the Verdun. I found Richard to friendly and approachable and brimming with information on the Sedan Region historically, he provided detailed information on the background of the area and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Thank you for your very kind and full comment. It was a pleasure doing the tour with you, I was impressed with your knowledge of things military across a range of areas. It was great fun discussing it all with you. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 7 January 2019

My husband and I took a day-long tour of the Maginot Line with Richard on a rainy day in November 2018. Richard is a jewel of a tour guide with a great sense of humor and an absolute encyclopedia when it comes to the Maginot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you for this excellent review. Well done for braving rainy weather. I'm so glad you still had a great day. Thank you also for mentioning the superb BnB. All the best. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 1 January 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my full day (10 hours) Maginot line tour with Richard Tucker. He met me at the Chateau Fort hotel in Sedan (where you get a free breakfast with the room when you mention 'Tucker Tours' when booking). As the name implies, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for this very warm and positive review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour, it was a pleasure spending the day with you. All the best, cheers, Richard

Reviewed 16 December 2018

Richard gives an amazing and in depth tour of Sedan's wartime history, but also goes above and beyond with his deep knowledge of the region and the many hidden historical gems we would not have found without him. He is quite flexible and tailors the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2018

Thank you for this supportive comment, it's greatly appreciated. I'm really pleased you both enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure spending the time with you. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 29 November 2018

We were at it all day and the time flew. We learned so much more history about the area and WWII. We could not add anything to all the wonderful comments. Paul M especially says it ALL in his review. We can only add that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Thank you for your very kind comment, it's really appreciated; Delighted that you enjoyed the day. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 27 November 2018

If you love WWII history this is a tour to take. We had an extremely full one day tour (about 11 hours) of the war history in the Sedan area. We started by visiting the 3 sites where the Germans attempted to cross the Meuse...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Well what can I say, except my profound thanks for such a positive comment. I really appreciate your taking the time to write so eloquently. Also it was great fun doing the tour with you both, I learned loads from you. All the best. Cheers,...More

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Hello Janet P, I've replied to your email address. I don't know what the problem was with my website - I'll try to sort it out asap. Also thanks to Scott F for directing you to John Bromage. Richard Tucker (Maginot line... More
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Hello Westcoast, yes no problem. Best to contact me through my website, Maginotlinetours... Cheers, Richard
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Mr. Tucker does his tours only on week-ends. October 2nd is a Sunday. You would have to contact him through his webpage and find out if he can make it. He usually picks passengers up at hotels in Sedan, so, I don't see any... More
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