Aux Grandes Arcades

Address: 8-10-12 Grand Place, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 62000, France | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 8-10-12 Grand Place, Arras.
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Travel Blogs from Arras

Somme WWI Battlefields

A travel blog entry by hammondsencore on Jul 09, 2015

1 comment, 17 photos

... and kinder and than the typical military cemetery with its endless rows of stark crosses.

We ended Tuesday at Rancourt, which is a French cemetery and Chapel of Remembrance for the French dead in the Battle of the Somme. The chapel was originally built by a local family, the Du Bos, to commemorate their son and his friends who died in the battle. 8,566 men are buried in the graveyard studded with lovely trees.

On ...

Dancing with the big guys and then the bigger guys

A travel blog entry by hammondsencore on Jun 19, 2015

12 photos

... 40ish m barge pushing a 40ish meter barge turns up - the Syl Jo, and ties up on the outside of all of us. At that point, we retreated to bury our head in the covers and go to sleep!

The next morning, about 6 AM, the barges fired up their generators - for some odd reason the commercial barges rely on generators for extra electricity. Many pleasure craft have solar cells, as we do now, but the commercials never seem to have them. Needless ...

Defeat and victory in the battlefields of France

A travel blog entry by sharpeworth on May 14, 2015

16 photos

... that.

Duisans British Cemetery was our next stop. Here Harold Johnson is buried. He is the elder brother of Sally's grandmother (deceased). The drizzle turned to rain, but we had time to plant a couple of flowering plants and pay our respects. He was 20 years old when he was killed in 1918, and had enlisted in 1915 (likely right after his 18th birthday). Sally's grandmother was not much more than 12 years old when she last saw her brother. It was fitting ...

Not far now....

A travel blog entry by grahamgkd on Sep 20, 2014

3 photos

... drew on the full sunshine at our lunch stop had given way to ever more threatening clouds. Thunderstorms had been forecast so it was a bit of a race against the clock. Luckily we found a hotel without too much bother and we managed to get indoors before the heavens opened.
Unfortunately I got the bike locked away without checking the final mileage for the day but it was within a km or two of ...

Messy bon Bon

A travel blog entry by 2and2 on Jul 23, 2014

... which was kind of cool until the night when this also included no fans or apparent cooling system so we sweated our butts off. After settling in we walked through eye square and took a pretty col tour of caves that were limestone/flagstone quarries beneath the city. They were really neat and cool, plus used in the wars as well. We also went to the top of the belfry which had great view but very scary spiral staircase to climb down with two ...

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