Your Guide


         "My name is Carole Laevens  and I am a French guide from Etinehem, a small village in the Somme. This is where my  interest in the First World War was born. It was here that I found out that my own great grandfather fought during the battle of the Somme and was buried in Rancourt.

 

       After my A levels in Albert I studied tourism in Amiens for two years, before qualifying  in Boulogne-sur-Mer as a professional guide "guide conferencier" in France.

 

      After moving to the village of Carnoy-Mametz,  I found myself right on the 1st July 1916 front line. I couldn't help but learn more about the 1916 Franco-British offensive and the Western front

 

      The the battlefields on the Western front is not my only passion: my heart also lies in architecture and Fine Arts, ask me to guide you around the Cathedral Notre-Dame d'Amiens and the old parts of the city of Amiens."