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

Arras - Day 2 - Fromelles

A travel blog entry by t.bird on Aug 11, 2014

3 comments, 7 photos

I managed to score a tour of Fromelle today. Apparently this is something I really should have booked ahead. The first tour company I approached were fully booked, but they recomended Phil, an Aussie expat living here in Arras. Phil had just returned from holiday and had no bookings the afternoon. The usual tour bus was in for a service, so as it was just the two of us we toured the countryside in his car. The tour was fantastic, sad, but really good. First stop was a trip ...

Arras - Day 1

A travel blog entry by t.bird on Aug 10, 2014

4 photos

... 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 ...

Lock frustrations!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 31, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... then David (after his run) joined us. They are an interesting couple with a good sense of humour and they were going to have a BBQ at the end of the jetty where we were moored. We were invited to join them to put our meat on with their rack of lamb. It was a very pleasant evening.

We wanted to see Mons but you had to walk back to near the Aldi to get the bus and that was half way or a taxi was €10 each way. In the end we didn’t go, which was a ...

Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by onourway on Aug 29, 2013

2 comments, 8 photos

... 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 ...

Fromelles - following in Zacca's footsteps

A travel blog entry by gary_13. on Jul 13, 2013

12 comments, 25 photos

... their artillery and machine guns, especially in front of the Sugarloaf salient, (a bulge in the German line that allowed their machine guns to fire up and down no man's land between the two trench lines) - the battle began at 6pm on 19 July with an infantry charge along a four kilometre front.

The opposing German Bavarian Divisions had been fortifying their defences since early March, including ...

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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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