Ibis Douai Centre
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We were given the most amazing French breakfast of delicious yoghurts, fresh fruit, croissants and chocolate pastries, cake, baguettes and serval home made jams.
We went to Le Quesnoy because of a children’s book of this title written by NZer Glynn Harper about 3 years ago. Will’ s class at the time reenacted the story of the small French town saved by a NZ regiment from the Germans in WW!. Dring this time we discovered ...
Having not done an awful lot since my Round The World Trip other than Graduating, I went with some of my uni friends to Lille in France for a day trip to see the Christmas Markets.
It was a really long day, getting up at 3:45am to drive to Chingford, and not arriving back home until 1:20am the next morning...but it was a lot of fun! Great to spend some time ...
Vimy Ridge is a much more visceral and visual historical war site and memorial than our other recent stops. Here the reforested earth (to prevent erosion of the site) seems endlessly pock-marked from the creeping barrages inflicted on the German front during World War I. As far as the eye can see around the visitors' centre the ground looks like a horizontal mogul ski track. In some areas the series of grassy bubbles is interrupted with massive craters where ...
... loved ones. We emerged from the tunnels the same way the soldiers did when they attacked the ridge. It was raining today, but they advanced in a snowstorm. The creeping barrage worked and when the Germans came up to man their positions, they were astounded to find that the Canadians had crossed the roughly 25 meters between their trenches and were there waiting or them. I felt an incredible sense of gratitude to these incredibly resourceful ...
... France in June 1916, arriving in Marcelles by troop ship and travelling by troop trains to Hazebrouck.
His battalion then marched into Estaires, arriving on the 10 July 1916, and they spent time in Sailly-sur-la-Lys and Fleurbaix, in addition to several nights taking their turn on the nearby Western Front.
On the day of the ill-fated attack, Zacca marched back to the front, from his ...