Travel Blogs from Arras, France

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How to save money in French food markets, Arras, France travel blog

How to save money in French food markets

A travel blog entry by zento

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... that by mid June it'd already start getting warm in northern Europe...but no.   Our first stop was Arras, a town in northern France which was just beginning to awaken.  There were hardly any people in the streets let alone cars, so parking ...

The Somme, Arras, France travel blog

The Somme

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... opened. Fuck it. We decided to go to Arras first as it's meant to be a nice town. We parked in the main square. This is France but all the buildings were built in a Flemish way. It was weird. As I walked, I saw a familiar face. Here we were in Arras, and ...

Along The Clay Road, Arras, France travel blog

Along The Clay Road

A travel blog entry by vanruym.133

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The landscape is covered with corn fields and wheat crops and sugar beets, and it is strikingly familiar to the part of southern Ontario where I live. The lives that were lost here in WW I are calling to us; as our bus rolls along, and despite many stops ...

Remembering Canada's Role in WWI, Arras, France travel blog

Remembering Canada's Role in WWI

A travel blog entry by andersonve65

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... day so far. Here's what we did... In the morning we left our hotel bright and early in Rouen and made our way to eastern France to visit sites related to Canada's role in World War One.  Our first stop was a 10am visit to Beaumont Hamel.  This ...

Getting out of Calais, eventually!!, Arras, France travel blog

Getting out of Calais, eventually!!

A travel blog entry by kev-buxton

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... is 'dump'! After a few stops Gilly managed to negotiate a way out of Calais and we were then into the glorious Northern France countryside. We rode for about 3 hours via Longuenesse and then stopped for a drink and some food at Houdain where we were ...

Day 6 - Hermin to Arras - 16 miles, Arras, France travel blog

Day 6 - Hermin to Arras - 16 miles

A travel blog entry by stuartkil

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... ibuprofen and paracetamol during the day just to help the feet keep going.  Managed to get a room in some religious place in Arras. Not quite sure what it is. Suspect used for large groups studying. Anyway a nice room with en-suite, plain but ...

Arras to St Quentin, Arras, France travel blog

Arras to St Quentin

A travel blog entry by jan-pete-cycle

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Arras to St Quentin 70k Had a good breakfast at the hotel (€11 each!) everything was really good except for the fact that two girls acted as waitresses but stood watching over us, very close by too, the whole time. It was very uncomfortable eating ...

French Cows Say Le MOO, Arras, France travel blog

French Cows Say Le MOO

A travel blog entry by suzabroad

Wow what a day. My advice to Kristy before she left (and now to any other traveler) was "may you get lost and find something truly amazing" and it actually hapened to me today? As i stated in yesterdays post our goal today was Vimy Ridge. We got up at ...

World War One Memorials, Arras, France travel blog

World War One Memorials

A travel blog entry by john.beach

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... , and discuss "the Australian character" as if we all inherited it, and now are some kind of super-men.  Northern France is not wealthy, but war tourism is a big employer, and Australians are the biggest consumers.  An American on one ...

Vimy Ridge & Paris, Arras, France travel blog

Vimy Ridge & Paris

A travel blog entry by greg.wedman

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... Dutch and Belgian countryside. We then had to get to the other train station in Lille, France in order to catch the train to Arras, France. At the Lille station, they had a piano there, for the public to play. Both boys got an opportunity to showcase ...

A Wonderful Life - Best Markets - #3 Arras, Arras, France travel blog

A Wonderful Life - Best Markets - #3 Arras

A travel blog entry by andrew_mac

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Arras was another pleasant surprise. Only a 30 minute train ride from Lille, I made the day trip here to check out the market. I had a hard time finding it at first. There was another weekend market going on at the same time, and I started to think that ...

Vimmy Ridge, Arras, France travel blog

Vimmy Ridge

A travel blog entry by steven_lamothe

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Any One Else Get Woken Up By French Rap This AM?, Arras, France travel blog

Any One Else Get Woken Up By French Rap This AM?

A travel blog entry by suzabroad

... Paris to chatch the train, so we were back there for an hour. We are in Arras now and it seems really nice.We are going to be here from tonight and tomorrow night then who knows. Sorry for the long update but internet seems really sparce in France. ...

Festivalll!!!!, Arras, France travel blog

Festivalll!!!!

A travel blog entry by mezcnz

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... and played in the middle on piano... right in front of us. Got interviewed for the local newspaper... ¨Why did you come to Arras?¨ I felt too mean to say that it was cause everywhere else was sold out! Second day - Toured the Wellington Caves, where ...

Clean, Arras, France travel blog

Clean

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Formule 1 Arras ...

Bethune to Arras 31km, Béthune, France travel blog

Bethune to Arras 31km

A travel blog entry by jan-pete-cycle

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... both wet through - the Decathlon jackets are made in India, maybe they don't need waterproof too much there! We are just entering Arras and it's lunchtime and we see a Chinese buffet place which looks very busy so decide to stop as could really do with ...

Vimy Ridge, Arras, France travel blog

Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by krissi.w

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... he was charging his phone because the bathroom is the only place with a plug, but let's face it, he was probably getting high. In Arras, I found out the train wasn't leaving for Vimy for an hour and a half, so I went to find the Canadian kids in the ...

Arras, full of surprises, Arras, France travel blog

Arras, full of surprises

A travel blog entry by john.beach

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... to a vast network of ancient chalk mines, which NZ troops used to great advantage in the war. Arras claims to have the biggest town square in France, and they're probably right.  It's huge, and surrounded by mediaeval shops and hotels, ...

The Mission, Reims, Arras, Bethune, Bruay, France travel blog

The Mission

A travel blog entry by kaylz

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... is. Joan of Arc also stood in the same cathedral to see Charles VII crowned. After a night there, off to Amiens and then Arras. Hotness, tiredness, etc. kept us from adventuring too far out of Arras, but we discovered Vimy Ridge the next day (missed the ...

Day 24 - Long drive to Arras, Arras, France travel blog

Day 24 - Long drive to Arras

A travel blog entry by sadbag

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... roads are variable - very good highways (with tolls) through to smaller country roads with lots of annoying roundabouts. We get to Arras at about 1230 hrs.  We stop at a little local café  for lunch (local sausages and ...

Beaumont Hamel, Arras, France travel blog

Beaumont Hamel

A travel blog entry by vanruym.133

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Today we left Dieppe for the battle grounds of the First World War. As we drove we saw many farmers' fields filled with wheat, sugar beets, some cabbage and potatoes. A big part of our day was a visit to Beaumont-Hamel a national historic site with ...

Day Two: Boulougne to Arras (via Hesdin), Arras, France travel blog

Day Two: Boulougne to Arras (via Hesdin)

A travel blog entry by springy100

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... i meekly accepted my fate as a cyclist and took the back roads. Nine bumb numbing hours later I was very happy to get to Arras. Felt like giving it up by lunchtime but the thought of such a humiliating start and a very large helping of energy drink got ...

reconnecting with friends, Arras, France travel blog

reconnecting with friends

A travel blog entry by mchupe_travels

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Just an update to put some photos into this. Not sure if all is in sync, but at least the info and photos are ...

Arras, Arras, France travel blog

Arras

A travel blog entry by vagabond2014

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Un autre oublie de ma part. Pourtant, c'était une belle ...

Remembering the Past, Looking at the Future, Arras, France travel blog

Remembering the Past, Looking at the Future

A travel blog entry by wc2013europe

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Today was a day for remembering just as much as it was for learning. We started  the day with continental breakfast in the hotel and then it was onto the buses where Mr McNulty and Mr Anderson proceeded to give both groups fantastic teachings ...

Vimy Ridge, Arras, France travel blog

Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by gpugh33

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coming ...

Arras - Day 1, Arras, France travel blog

Arras - Day 1

A travel blog entry by t.bird

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... forward. The countryside was picturesque. So pretty here. Green fields and old country houses, just like you see when watching the Tour de France. Got a few happy snaps. I couldn't check into my BnB until 6 (its a home stay I found on Air BNB) so once I ...

Darkness and Light, Arras, France travel blog

Darkness and Light

A travel blog entry by wc2013europe

Bonjour Nouvelle-Zealande ... yes we have arrived in France! We are now in the town of Arras on the Western Front which will be our focus for the next few days before Paris. As mentioned, this morning we were due to visit Dachau concentration camp just ...

On to Arras for Gravestones and Rainbows, Arras, France travel blog

On to Arras for Gravestones and Rainbows

A travel blog entry by jbowles

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... of cans of pop and a pain au chocolat and a chausson aux pommes – deeelish!! Onwards past various fields and forests to Arras. On the way, we stopped at a British Cemetery (Duisans) for a sobering leg stretch. It looked “small” as we ...

Rats!, Arras, France travel blog

Rats!

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... its icon, but Arras has them everywhere. The sun came out and we spent a glorious day wandering the streets of Arras, having a long lunch in a cafe on the Town Square, absorbing the fabulous culture/ architecture/ atmosphere and generally just chilling ...

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