Ibis Lille Roubaix Centre

37, blvd du General Leclerc, Roubaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59100, France | 2 star hotel
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STOPOVER YPRES.

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... since found out that it is the most visited grave by school kids from England on the Western Front. It was then onto the Yorkshire Trench & Dugout which had been re-discovered during some canal works in 1998. During excavation hundreds of remains and artifacts were discovered. It seems wherever you dig around here you'd find the same. The Passchendaele Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial were next. Tyne Cot is the largest burial cemetery in the world with nearly ...

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...

LILLE, FRANCE TO YPRES, BELGIUM.

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... wounded by mustard gas, survived the war. Greg says he was the kindest, most gentle and wonderful man you would ever want to meet despite what he had lived through during the War. If only he could be here today to tell us about his experiences beneath Hill 60. The whole hill is now preserved (as best that nature allows) as it was at the end of the war. The trenches, cave-in hollows and bunker holes/debris are all still clearly visible. We arrived at Ypres at 2pm, despite ...

"Oo War! What is it good for absolutely nothing"

A travel blog entry by ketstory

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Took a stroll down to the In Flanders Fields Museum. A stone throw away from my new home where I am coach surfing. It was a bit gloomy and even a little depressing with the dark rooms and silence while people from all the world especially the british came to see what went on here in 1914-1918. I was moved all the same by the visual reenactments of the soldiers from France, England, Belgium and all the Allie countries. The nurses and sisters to as they said what is was like for ...

Walking Ypres - rising up from a total ruin

A travel blog entry by gary_13.

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In early 1914, it was a sleepy backwater with a population of about 17,500, with its high gabled architecture reflecting its standing as a great European cloth trading centre. But when war came, the British Expeditionary Force was virtually destroyed there, defending Ypres.
In April 1915 the Germans used gas for the first time there and closed in on the town to within three kilometres of the town's ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Prato/Northwest area of Roubaix, is near Old Stock Exchange (Vieille Bourse), Euralille Station, Musee d'Art Moderne, and Museum of Art & Industry (Musée d'Art et d'Industrie).
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