Volubilis

Boulevard Vauban, Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 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

... Wood, where the bodies of 250 missing Australian and British soldiers were found in 2008. It is a quiet little nondescript paddock on the edge of town. A Melbourne history buff by the name of Lambis Englezos, found the bodies by comparing aerial photographs of the site before and after the battle of Fromelles. He had a bit of a battle with the politics of getting a formal investigation, no-one in Australia or France wanted to touch it, until he started negotiating ...

Arras - Day 1

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

4 photos

Bit of a quiet one today. I was up reasonably early to pack my meagre possessions and head to Gare du Nord. After a very smelly cab ride, I found Gare du Nord to be a very easy train station to negotiate, which was a relief because when the cab pulled up I looked up and thought "My God its HUGE" Like Italy, they don't tell you which platform to go to until 20 minutes before departure. By that stage I had somehow made a friend. Some random dude approached me while I was ...

Lock frustrations!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 31, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

Thursday 31st July 2014

We cast off at 10am with the first lock within sight, but we waited ages and ages with 4 other cruisers to get in. Once inside the lock we had tied up near the back after 2 other cruisers but were asked to move forward to another rising bollard we wondered why. We found out the gate was having repairs done to it and realised why we had been moved forward as we would have been directly underneath. It started with a ...

Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by onourway on Aug 29, 2013

2 comments, 8 photos

... tunnels, which were dark, dank and often flooded. But they were considered high-class accommodations compared to life in the trench. The network of tunnels through the chalk ground was dug by professional miners turned soldiers. The chalk that was unearthed was buried elsewhere at night to avoid detection by the enemy. These tunnels have also been augmented to accommodate visitors, but our guide, Jeremy, did a wonderful job of pointing out what was ...

Fromelles - following in Zacca's footsteps

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

12 comments, 25 photos

... pillboxes and trenches and were an experienced and competent force.

Their artillery, far from being suppressed and because of their better observation position, had responded early in the afternoon by hitting the Divisions as they formed up along the front, which resulted in many casualties even before the attack had began.

The 32nd, 33rd, 52nd and 54th Battalions were successful in ...

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This hotel, located on Boulevard Vauban, Douai, is near Centre Historique Minier and Le Terroir.
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