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... interesting was a display of relief models of fortified towns. I know most people will probably find them odd but I thought they were really cool. They were used for military purposes when figuring out how to move troops. They were gigantic too. The one I took a picture of (pic 6) was probably 10 ft by 10 ft. Most of them were around that size. They were very detailed with little trees and buildings. The child in me really wanted to play with ...
... another 50,000 fathers, uncles, brothers, sons. Bullecourt, which was a decimation of Australian lives in Battle was quiet and yet proud. A stunningly beautiful statue made by a Melbourne artist at the request of the French government has the face of the grandfather he later discovered had fought at the battle. The state has a full kit that the soldiers carried with bayonet the in sheath and slouch hat. His face is young and determined ...
... the course of the war everything was flattened and destroyed.
Our next stop was Tyne Cot cemetery the largest British and Commonwealth war cemetery with almost 12000 buried here. There is also a large wall at the back with the names of almost 35000 british soldiers with no known grave. All these cemeteries are beautifully kept nd it is hard to imagine the carnage and horror that was endured here.
We then moved onto a Hill 60 where the tunnelling units were. For those ...
... part of town. We especially liked the lovely rainbow flags hanging merrily above the bars. We eventually traversed the town back to the old quarter and wandered from restaurant to bistro, expertly deciphering the menus (they are legally obligated to display outside) for something to eat. We settled on a bouchery styled place with friendly staff and selection of the finest meats served in many interesting ways. The establishment ...
... system, that recreate life at the front. It also has a large collection of relics on display and we found our stop here very informative.
We then drove the short distance to Passchendaele, a very small town even today, after first stopping in a railway cutting, where Australian soldiers sheltered in 1917, on the disused Ypres - Roulers railway line, which in recent years has been developed into the self guided Australia Walk.
Other places to stay in Lille
Grand Quartier N°3, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $120
- A lovely place to go
- Great position
- Reallt Nice Hotel
Vieux Lille, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Lovely public areas
- The loveliest part of Lille
- Comfortable hotel in good position
Lille Centre, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Hôtel très agréable
- Great for families
- Excellent base
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Lille Centre 19, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $91
Lille Centre, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $79
- Not very quiet
- Cheap and cheerful
- Was the hotel OK?
157, Avenue de la Marne, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Quattro stelle
Vauban - Esquermes, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $69
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- A great weekend
Vieux Lille, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $89
29 avenue Charles Saint Venant, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Just What We Needed
Lille Fives, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $50
Vieux Lille 2, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Lille Sud, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $63
Lille Centre, Lille | 1 star hotelfrom $67
Caulier, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $75
Vauban - Esquermes, Lille | Hotelfrom $53
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $131
- Great Location
- Spacious bedroom but smelly toilet
- Doesn't feel like part of a big chain
Grand Quartier N°3, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Lille Centre 11, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $142
Lille Centre 17, Lille | 5 star hotelfrom $173
- Fantastic place to stay in Lille
- Amazing place full of character
- Great stay
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $67