Mercure Atria Arras Centre
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... site was mainly clay. Due to the infirm nature of the soil they couldn't bury the soldiers there, so they built the cemetery and the museum across the road, to honour the soldiers. The Museum was very interesting but very sad. In the graveyard I saw the headstones of Samuel and Eric Wilson lying side by side. I assumed they were brothers. The museum confirmed that they were. The Germans, had burried them side by side in the mass grave and now they remain that way ...
... iff to find an electronics store in the morning. Can I get a break here? Around 5 the sky's cleared and beautiful sunshine came out. So I figured now was a good time to make a move for the B&B. Made it here with relatively little drama. Didn't take any wrong turns and I only walked past it once. Yay me. The host, Claire, is just lovely. And bonus, the computer is a Mac, so I can plug my phone and iPad directly into the computer to charge them up...turns out I can get a ...
... to transfer at Lille. Not just trains, but entire train stations! It was a 10 minute dash across the streets to jump on the next train. Who needs drugs when you can get that sudden, intense rush of adrenaline that comes from having only minutes to find your next train. What platform? Where is that? Argh! Ha-ha! Today was our day though - smooth sailing from start to finish.
... looked like she belonged in a video game. The overall effect was rather strange. Our French tour guide, probably one of the cutest people I have ever met, asked us what we thought of them. Trying not to be rude, we gave a couple of noncommittal mumbles until she blurted out, “I zink zhey are ugly!” She was so cool. And right.
After touring the rest of the huge building, including a conference room with a padded wall and another room where some ...
... he asking about my trip, me asking him about his work (he's retired, so that part of the conversation was brief). I've taken to describing the trip as London to Prague- it elicits much the same level of whistling and eyebrow raising, but seems to have more credibility than England to Australia. Don't know why. Apart from this, there was a three way exchange between me, Maxine and his friend Greg about the merits of the beer that they had just bought me- "oui, c'est bon! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Atria Arras Centre
Neat, tidy and clean. In a great central location in Arras with very friendly and helpful staff.
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