Minotel Le Grand Cerf

46, rue Saint Jacques, Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, FR - 59500, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Douai

LILLE, FRANCE TO YPRES, BELGIUM.

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... and rain, (we both agreed that we'd prefer the rain to the wind) after a rather short but good day's ride. Ypres is one of the prettiest towns we've been in this trip. It has a great old cobbled town square surrounded by lovely old buildings and a grand cathedral. There's a rather good WW1 Museum also in the town square. A 100m or so up the road of course is the famous Menin Gate, where the names of more than 54,000 "missing" British Empire soldiers from this area of battle ...

Vimy

A travel blog entry by yake

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... biography of a 'Richmond boy' who died at Vimy Ridge. Our biography was well received by everyone. Josh was very nervous about sharing his work in front of 30 teachers.....:)) he felt very proud of himself when finished. In addition to reading Arthur Lewis' biography we left a few pieces of Richmond for him at the monument - a few rocks from the Jock River riverbed, soil from the Richmond Fairgrounds, a ...

Aire in Richebourg

A travel blog entry by downer

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We have stopped over here today before we go to Ypres and see the Last Post... It's been a awful day just as Chris Frome crashed out off Le Tour de France in the rain, we've had rain all day and have just spend the afternoon in the dry of Herman playing cards... Hope the weather clears for our two nights in Ypres Thurs/Fri before we head down into Germany next ...

STOPOVER AT LILLE

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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Rain or drizzle all day, 13-16deg, (doubt it got to 16) 46km, av. 16.7km/h, tot. 1203km. A little sleep-in (0615 instead of 0600) and then a leisurely brekky started the day. We discovered that the blog last night didn't load properly because of poor wifi so had to delete all the photos. Will try and put them on when we get decent wifi. A very ordinary day again weather wise but it wasn't going to stop us doing ...

Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by onourway

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... sections of the trenches. The viewing platform from which the lookout could survey the front still exists. As does the munition in the German trench. We re-learned some elementary school war history about trench warfare, strategy and tactics. Then we were led through 250 metres of restored Allied communications tunnels located fifty to one hundred metres behind the frontline. During the First World War the communication teams, runners and battle leaders lived ...

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This hotel, located on 46, rue Saint Jacques, Douai, is near Centre Historique Minier and Le Terroir.
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