Holiday Inn Express Arras
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Travel Blogs from Arras
... with auto and GPS for free. BONUS. Off we go driving on the right side of the road. Roundabouts are interesting because you go around the anti clockwise which doesn't sound a big deal until you have to change 37 years of doing it one way. We set the GPS to take us to Ypres in Belgium with no freeways, highways or toll roads. Once we get out of Lille, we are out in the French countryside which is beautiful. Driving along and We see this big river with big cruise ...
... 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 ...
... At least I know I'm heading in the right direction. The congress centre. Pretty ugly building. That must have been the prevailing theory in architecture when it was built. Build ugly, build modern. And as usual the place is crawling with Esperantists. Day one so everyone is preoccupied with getting their congress badge and their congress show bag. It's through their badge - which they'll wear every day for the ...
... of them made it past the tree and it cannot be much more than 50feet from their trench line. This battle, and that tree itself for that matter, may be know to you from David Macfarlane's novel "The Danger Tree" or from the Charlie Wilcox (YA) books by Sharon Mckay. There are 3 'small' cemeteries on site and it is all well kept. The kids were a bit thrown off by the small electric fence which deterred visitor from venturing off the path into no-man's-land as ...
... The hotel was very compact and this time I was paired up in the double bed with Gilly. But at 25 Euro's a night for the room, not each, we can hardly complain.
For the evening we decided to go into Arras city centre. Due to the non availability of taxi's we ended up walking.
Arras was extremely busy and in the two main squares, The Place De Heroes and Grande Place, were thousands of people celebrating a commemoration of ...