Campanile Arras - Saint-Nicolas
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Headed off from Lille this morning and again told the GPS, no freeways or highways.
First stop on the back roads was Fromelles where there is a huge Australian remembrance area from later in WW1. A museum and several Australian only cemeteries and memorials. Spent some time having a look there and the headed to Pozieres.
Accidentally took a wrong turn and headed up some dirt road in the middle of farming area and came across a Canadian memorial at a large bomb crater ...
... and bent over perpendicular to the spire, but didn’t fall. It became an icon for several years.
It is striking how many British cemeteries there are in this region. They’re not all very large, sometimes they’re small plots with a few tens of men buried. They’re not all Tyne Cot, but there are so many! All along the way there were signs for various Commonwealth cemeteries. By one count there are over ...
... near Toronto. We have to pick up one other person in the north part of Paris and then we are on our way. The new person is a 24 year old student from Ontario who has been in France for 3 months. She is working on courses so she can get enough French to possible work for the Canadian government and places like Vimy. The trip to the area around Arras takes about 2 hours and we stop once on the highway for coffee and a break. All along the trip Nicola is explaining about the Battle of ...
... built with the generous fundraising of primary school students in Victoria after the war. There is also a small museum in the school hall which has some interesting pieces. The museum is currently undergoing a huge makeover and won't be open to the public until next year but the temporary museum is still worth the look.
To be honest I wasn't particularly well informed with what went on in WWI so it has been a very significant ...
We've been in France for a week and hit the wall a bit this afternoon,.....maybe we need a rest day built into our schedule :-)
We've done a lot in a week and had very mixed weather. In Paris we had a few days that were nearly too hot (high 20s) but during the last few days we've had low teens and rain...not so good. Ok in the car but not pleasant walking around villages / towns / shops.
Some of the familiar things were ...
- Jordan's ...