Holiday Inn Express Arras
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Long day today. We were up early for breakfast - Josh had his first taste of an authentic croissant. Melt in your mouth. Let's just say he (we:)) could not stop at just one!! We were on the road by 8:30. Our first stop was to a Great War museum in Péronne. This museum presented 'their story' and presented their military artifacts in way that I …
... contractors to excavate the site. Then the Australian government got involved and took over. I wondered how the farmer who owned this land felt about all these people digging up his property. Apparently he was very happy for them to do it as the idea of all of these people, coming half way across the world to fight for France, amazes the locals. He was happy to donate the land for a proper burial, his crops never grew well on that patch anyway. The soil at the ...
... Train was cool but we were travelling backward the whole time. I guess I'd have to travel from Arras to Paris to go 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 arrived I had about 7 hours to kill. I thought I could store my luggage at the train station, ...
With a solid 5 hours sleep under our belt, we rose with the enthusiasm of Year 12 students who had been up all night playing WOW. Needless to say the espresso over breakfast helped. Having mastered the path to the Gare du Nord from our accommodation, we made it with plenty of time to grab some water and munchies for the 2.5 hour trip North. Destination - Brugge in Belgium. To get there ...
... off on his bike to find a pizza to bring back to ST, which was lovely and saved cooking as we were both tired from the restless night and relieved to have the tunnel out of the way. Our next challenges to come are a boat lift and an incline plane in Belgium!
We then did a bit of blog work and then went to the pub alongside the marina with music playing and a marquee up where we sat outside in the very pleasant evening sunshine. Apparently there had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed