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Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours

6 rue de la Terre aux Cailloux, 08200 Sedan, France
+33 6 00 00 00 00
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We had a fabulous tour of the Maginot Line today and really appreciated the time Richard took to... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
John C
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Savannah, Georgia
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Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours / Sedan

The Maginot Line is a fascinating sightseeing; the line is built after the first World War at the... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Manuela L
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6 rue de la Terre aux Cailloux, 08200 Sedan, France
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous tour of the Maginot Line today and really appreciated the time Richard took to make the tour personalized for our family. We met up with Richard at the train station and instantly his humor and passion for his work told us...More

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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your extremely generous comments. I really enjoyed the tour with your family. All the best. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Maginot Line is a fascinating sightseeing; the line is built after the first World War at the instigation of André Maginot;, Minister of war in 1922; Sedan is near Thionville and Luxembourg; The maginot Line can be visited, it's open to the public; the...More

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 November 2017

My family and a group of friends participated in Richard's tour of the Maginot line, the Ouvrage and Verdun. Richard's historical presentation...his animation and details; the tremendous hands-on experience at the Ouvrage; hidden walks in the woods to see first hand the casemates of the...More

1  Thank Laura A
Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your very kind and generous comments. I'm really glad you all enjoyed the tour. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our Family (2 adults, 15yo & 12yo) had a wonderful tour of part of the Maginot line and the Ouvrage de La Ferte. Richard is incredibly knowledgeable and explained the purpose and history of the Maginot Line along with that of other conflicts in the...More

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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed the day, both the Maginot Line and the animals! Also a big thank you for posting your photos of the day. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 11 September 2017

A full day of travel, covering the signing of the armistice between Prussia and Napoleon in Donchery after the French defeat in Sedan in 1870, an amazing tour of the WW2 Maginot Line over some 50 kms, Richards knowledge of its construction, the distortion of...More

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Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thanks for your appreciative comments that describe the day tour. Simply excellent that you enjoyed both the tour and the cold beer. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We spent a day with Richard looking at the Maginot line and learning about the Battle of France 1940. Richard is knowledgable and easy to talk to. We got to see and understand far more than we would would have on our own. Richard went...More

2  Thank MicKades
Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Excellent that you enjoyed the day, and thank you for your kind comments. It's really appreciated. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 26 August 2017

My son and I spent a full day with Richard, driving in his car from one historical place to the next, with Richard constantly explaining the ins & outs of the early days of WWII. The battle in and around Sedan has definitely played a...More

2  Thank Leon55-2017
Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

I'm really pleased you both enjoyed the day. Thank you for your appreciative comments. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Myself and my wife's family recently did Richards "Tucker Tours". There were five us us in total, two men and three ladies. I had to drag the girls along for the first day but at the end of the day they all very much appreciated...More

2  Thank awhitelock2016
Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

A really big thank you for your kind comments and description of the tour. Excellent that everyone enjoyed themselves, even if it meant less time for shopping(!). Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Spent a really interesting couple of days with Richard of Tucker Tours, looking at Maginot Line installations and other fortifications around the Ardennes. To be honest, military history is my husband's thing and I was only along for the ride, but it turned out to...More

2  Thank Jacinta N
Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for the comment, it's really appreciated. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the tour. And yes, I hope you make it back over here again. Cheers, Richard

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Richard is incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. We told him that our interest lay in the Maginot Line, and he tailored the tour to that. Starting in Sedan, we got a sense of the area, saw some blockhouses and casements, then headed to the highlight which...More

1  Thank KiwilineNY
Richard T, Propriétaire at Maginot Line Tours - Tucker Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your enthusiastic comment, it's really appreciated. I'm really glad your sons enjoyed the day too. All the best. Cheers, Richard

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Janet P
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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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