Hotel Le Gayant

Place Pierre Brossolette, Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59500 , France | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Douai

Arras - Day 2 - Fromelles

A travel blog entry by t.bird on Aug 11, 2014

3 comments, 7 photos

... a massive memorial to the missing Canadian soldiers. Vimy's ridge is where the Germans took control. From the ridge you can see all the surrounding valleys, giving them a great advantage. Neither the French or the British could take it back. But the Canadians, fighting for the first time under a Canadian general succeeded. Which is why their memorial is here. Its massive and its beautiful. The last two stops of the day were the French cemetery and the German cemetery. ...

Arras - Day 1

A travel blog entry by t.bird on Aug 10, 2014

4 photos

... office. I sat down and started tooling around on the web looking for Fromelles tours when they closed the front door to the office, then this dude said something in French and walked to the second door, I guess he was saying it was closing time. So now I'm out in the town square and its pouring rain. I spied an irish pub across the square, but alas it was closed. So I kept walking around the square and found a cafe that was open. Gods be praised, the waiter speaks ...

Lock frustrations!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 31, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... barges and a container port as well as a few cruisers.

When we moored up at Mons we were helped by an Australian couple David and Melanie. They are originally from Rhodesia and now Australians and live in Perth. They had lived for a time in South Africa, China and Indonesia due to David being a mining engineer. David is now retired so they just bought their ex hire boat 2 weeks ago to travel Europe.

The port of Mons is very similar ...

Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by onourway on Aug 29, 2013

2 comments, 8 photos

... German forces continually bombarded, such as the preserved no man's land between the old Vimy fronts. This strip divided the lines by only twenty-five metres, a short enough distance for soldiers to throw grenades from one trench to the other. Undetonated explosives remain buried all over the site. Visitors must stick to the marked paths and sheep cut the grass instead of lawn mowers, because the risk of spark or slice from a mower blade is too great to ...

Fromelles - following in Zacca's footsteps

A travel blog entry by gary_13. on Jul 13, 2013

12 comments, 25 photos

... to the Somme from Fromelles, reviewed a proposal for an attack on Aubers Ridge.

Thus the die was cast for the first major Western Front battle to involve the Australian Army, with the support of the 61st British (South Midland) Divisions.

The resulting ill conceived and poorly planned Battle of Fromelles has since been described as a rare vintage for connoisseurs of military incompetence.
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Location

This 2 star hotel, located on Place Pierre Brossolette, Douai, is near Centre Historique Minier and Le Terroir.
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