Ibis Arras Centre Les Places
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis Arras Centre Les Places
I have on numerous occassions stayed in this hotel, en route to Eastern Europe, or returning to the UK. This is just a convenience hotel, surrounded with typical french culture and resturants/ bars around its traditional square.
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Big day today. Went to pick up hire car which was hilarious. We had been given the address of Avis from our travel Agent. The directions read with an address. We walked around for 1/2 hour trying to find it with no luck. We eventually asked a lady on the street who couldn't understand us so she marches into the Crowne Plaza hotel and drags out some employee who could speak a little English. He takes us down the hotel lift into underground car park where all the Avis ...
... and several other countries who fell in the region during The First World War. The names are written in alphabetical order and do not contain a country or rank just the names. It was very emotion to see the names of that many people who died in that area alone. Dave found himself and his uncle George among the names. He wonders if they were relatives.
Our next stop was at a Germany military cemetery near Arras. This one is very different from the other two that we have ...
... make fun of Esperanto. Two professional Esperantists. One - Brazilian who works for the central office in Rotterdam - the other Slovakian who has somehow made something for himself out of Esperanto by founding lernu.net. I've run into him at various places around the world. Having had enough of the action inside I wander off down the road to the pub to wait for the German Esperantist I usually hang out with at the congress. ...
... we will. We had a short time to visit, but it was good to see some familiar faces (staff & students). The Vimy Memorial is as impressive as it is massive. It looms just as large as it had in my memory from when I was last there as a 17 tor 18 year old. We had a tour of the tunnel system and then the trenches as the rain fell with greater intensity. What is always surprising at Vimy is the proximity between the trenches -- truly just over a hand-grenade's throw ...
... on, that there are still explosives, tunnels and mines strewn across the country. By 6pm we were headed back to Arras to catch the train back to Paris.
Despite the weather it was a worthwhile day that I can highly recommend. For our family, some photos of the grave of Grandma's Uncle Alex are on my facebook page, as I can't upload larger images onto Travel Pod. I am sure you will see more when we return home as well.