Ibis Arras Centre Les Places
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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!
... on the front lines. Phil stopped to show me the barracks where he would have stayed (now someones house) and "Hitlers bunker" where it is believed he was during the battle. If the Aussies had been successful, we could have prevented WW2. We went to the Cobbers statue. Its called cobbers from the story of Simon Fraser, who had the unenviable task of retrieving the wounded from no mans land, after the battle. He had to sneak out under cover darkness, with the threat to ...
... 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 ...
With a solid 5 hours sleep under our belt, we rose with the enthusiasm of Year 12 students who had been up all night playing WOW. Needless to say the espresso over breakfast helped. Having mastered the path to the Gare du Nord from our accommodation, we made it with plenty of time to grab some water and munchies for the 2.5 hour trip North. Destination - Brugge in Belgium. To get there ...
... to attach them crossed over. There was no one behind thank goodness.
Then we set off with just the electric chain driven tow boat, the Peniche and then us. It took us about 20 minutes to settle down to the tugging effect apart from continually correct your steering the effects of the pulling on the ropes from the Peniche. He switched his engine on to try and straighten himself out behind the tug and this sent swirls of churned up water on to us causing ...
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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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.