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Arrived and was greeted by a very friendly monsieur who luckily spoke very good English. The rooms were very clean and tidy, although in need of a little 'Moderne-isation'.
Ideally situated next to the train station and within easy reach of the cathedrals and restaurant/bistro lined squares and streets.
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To Vimy Ridge, north of Arras, Hill 145, where the Canadian Monument and several cemeteries are located as part of the Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada. The only other historic site outside Canada is Beaumont-Hamel.
A different style of monument, where two towering pylons of limestone are carved with allegorical figures from greek mythology. Maple leaves on one tower, the fleur-de-lys on its twin, symbolic of ...
... cemeteries, small memorials, specific memorials, plaques. Some are attached to the local cemetery, others in the middle of ploughed fields. Some battles well known, others not, but the result is the same. Death.
All the memorials and cemeteries are well kept, with late flowering roses bringing life into the grounds. An apple tree, with its apples ...
... of Arras by the allies on 7th September 1944. There was a large fair and a firework display in the squares..
At just after midnight and there being no obvious signs of any taxi's being available, we managed to 'blag' the chef at the restaurant we had been eating and drinking at, for a lift back to the hotel as walking back wasn't fancied by any of us.
Mileage - 94 (including the unscheduled tour of Calais)
Total mileage - 302
... and a bit more time at the Australian National Memorial. Then off to the Devonshire Cemetery, Gordon Cemetery then back to Mametz Wood seeing the sun was out and hoping to get the bright colours of the Welsh Memorial. Before heading back to the campsite, pizza & beer for tea and heading off to sleep with it ...
... and they have wifi. This is where I spent the afternoon. They had a good Sav too. The weather changed so much and so quickly, at one point it rained so hard I had to wonder if I was in France or the tropics. While waiting for the weather to clear, I suddenly realised that I had left my one Australia/Europe adaptor back at my hotel in Paris. I rang them and they were happy to forward it on but there is no way the post will deliver it here in the 3 days I'm here. So I guess ...