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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

A striking monument, Arras/Vimy Ridge, France travel blog

A striking monument

A travel blog entry by canadianaccent

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... good old fashioned traveling:  Fly from Dublin to Charleois, Belgium; bus across the boarder to Lille, France;  then another train to Arras.  Then, with everything and everyone in French,  got to navigate the twisted streets to the ...

Vimy Ridge and Arras, Arras, France travel blog

Vimy Ridge and Arras

A travel blog entry by blemings

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... to town in a jeep, and he drew one of the lucky straws.  He recalls buying bread at a boulangerie across from the Banque du France. He needed a ration card which he didn't have but he was given a ration token on the sly by local so be could. He also ...

From Santiago de Compostela to the Channel, Arras, France travel blog

From Santiago de Compostela to the Channel

A travel blog entry by everardt

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... bag. I drive the rest of the day without stopping, except for petrol (about 700kms), and arrive that evening in Arras in northern France – site of a major battle in WW2 and also the name of one of the best Australian sparkling wines ...

Back into the trenches, Arras, France travel blog

Back into the trenches

A travel blog entry by word-a-day

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... ’s Great, Great, Grandfather who fought in WW1. It was amazing to have a family connection in this small town in northern France, where the actions of the NZ troops are so highly thought of and commemorated. We signed into the visitor’s book ...

Le Grand Place of Arras: Saturday Flea Market, Arras, France travel blog

Le Grand Place of Arras: Saturday Flea Market

A travel blog entry by gogan

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... show perfectly Dutch names, and those people say they are of Dutch descent - but none speaks a word of Dutch. Now: Arras is deep in France territory and there is another sovereign kingdom, the one of the Belgians (who do not have a Belgian language, ...

Saignant?.  Bien Sûr!, Arras, France travel blog

Saignant?. Bien Sûr!

A travel blog entry by paulpenni

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... Vegetarians a nightmare and certainly not pretty to look at but we enjoyed our first French lunch of the year. 16/04/2013. Arras, a town last visited with J, C, P and P on the motorbikes. The hotel window I had photographed as J lent out whilst brushing ...

The Western Front - Fromelles, Arras, France travel blog

The Western Front - Fromelles

A travel blog entry by masonsineurope

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... from this memorial at the 'Sugarloaf'.  This was the first action the Australians were fully engaged as a fighting force in France.     Just 50m down the road towards the Allied Trench line is a cemetery - the only fully Australian ...

Arras and Vimy Ridge, Arras, France travel blog

Arras and Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by jenandandrew

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... , but that didn't mean that it still wasn't immaculate. On Monday we took a taxi to the Vimy Memorial. It was a holiday Monday in France so it was quiet when we arrived and that was really nice. The monument itself is so beautiful - it is a famous piece ...

Arras, Arras, France travel blog

Arras

A travel blog entry by aly_banana

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Arras, in northern France was a cute little town where we bougth croissants for breakfast every ...

Day Trip 3 - Vimy Ridge, Arras, France travel blog

Day Trip 3 - Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by redde_stijl

Vimy ...

An memorable day trip to Vimy, Arras, France travel blog

An memorable day trip to Vimy

A travel blog entry by odlozinski

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... to recreate the architecture that was lost.  We grabbed a nice meal at a restaurant that served North African cuisine (part of France's colonial past) and took the train back to Paris. A very memorable day for all of us.  We felt very proud to ...

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