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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We had completed 279 miles from home to Arras, in France. Sixty nine miles from Calais to Arras was the most enjoyable, with spacious motorways cutting through farming fields during the harvest season.
I had always dreaded the challenges of riding on the M1, and in particular M25 back in the UK, but that was behind us when we rolled out of the Eurotunnel with such ease!
... The hotel was very compact and this time I was paired up in the double bed with Gilly. But at 25 Euro's a night for the room, not each, we can hardly complain.
For the evening we decided to go into Arras city centre. Due to the non availability of taxi's we ended up walking.
Arras was extremely busy and in the two main squares, The Place De Heroes and Grande Place, were thousands of people celebrating a commemoration of ...
... 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 ...
... 8217;s Grt, grt, grt Uncle William had been a stretcher bearer in the NZ regiment that saved the town. We walked around and found the memorial to the NZers who had distracted the Germans by creating lots of smoke and they launched a surprise attack by climbing up a ladder they constructed to get them up the wall. It was a hot day and everyone was tired.
We spent the afternoon in a big shopping mall buying some new clothes!
... the day walking amongst the Christmas Markets, visiting the sights of the city (Cathedral, Fort, Man Square) and going shopping. Having gone to France on a simple day trip it really became noticeable just how different France is to England, despite it being just an hour's ferry away! And don't even get me started on the stinky cheese! My clothes stank of it all day!