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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Moderne Arras
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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... my eye caught by the "odd." For example, I can’t remember the last time I saw a statue with a severed head on it (pic 1). I was also noticing how disfigured the faces are of those who are whipping Jesus (pic 2). That’s not necessarily odd, it makes sense they carved them that way. They’re “bad” guys. It was just interesting because all the other carvings weren’t like that so it stood out.
... very moving being her. Each cemetery has Cross of Sacrifice and Stone of Remembrance. They also have a register which allows you to find a particular name and where the grave is.
Our next stop was at the French cemetery at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Also known as Ablain St.-Nazaire French Military Cemetery, is the world's largest French military cemetery. It is on the high point of the hump-backed ridge stands 165 metres high and – with Vimy Ridge – utterly ...
... may still lurk underneath. When we came across a flock of sheep munching on grass in such an area, we had to explain their particular use as safe lawnmowers.
From there we proceeded to the east-side of Arras to visit 2 small cemeteries. First was Bailleul Road East Cemetery to visit English artist and poet Isaac Rosenberg. It was an important stop for me as he ranks, in my opinion, among the great war poets of World War One -- only just behind David ...
... eight centuries ago. In 1916 New Zealand miners dug more to create a large tunnel system that held 24000 men prior to the April 9, 1916 major attack during the Battle of Arras. The element of surprise when the soldiers came out worked.
At Amarene restaurant in Arras (recommended by the Carolins) we had a great seafood dinner of seafood tapas, fish soup, tuna,and salmon pasta followed by terrific desserts.
Early to sleep tonight as we are really worn out from a very active ...
... of Arras. During WW2, they were used as a bomb shelter. You could see markings and drawings on the walls left by the soldiers, including ones in pencil that have managed to survive. It's pretty amazing.
Then we went shopping at a big supermarket (I bought some shoes!) and walked back to town for dinner. Unfortunately the place I saw that served giant potatoes with toppings was closed for vacation, but we found a nice place with outdoor seats in the main town square.