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Full Day Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras
"You will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Arras and will head towards the Somme battlefields.Visit the subways dug by the British Engineers and used by the Canadian troops to go towards the German lines minutes before the Battle o seeing the scars left by the war in the landscape including mine-craters and shell-craters. You will also visit Neuville Saint Vaast Canadian N°2 Cemetery and Courcelette Canadian Memorial.Enjoy a light lunch of a sandwich omelet or a soup and a drink (included in the tour). After lunch visit Thiepval Memorial to the Missing the largest memorial bearing the names of more than 72000 soldiers who have no known grave. Behind it lays the Anglo French cemetery of 600 graves.The day will end with the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park
From EUR300.00
 
"Private Somme Battlefields
"Gear up for your full-day trip to northern France's World War I sites with morning pickup from your Brussels hotel. Enjoy the comfort and style of your luxury minivan as you listen to your guide explain the history of the war. Travel 2 hours south across where the Battle of the Somme took place along the Somme River in 1916. This area saw fierce fighting between the German army and the English and French forces with a death toll of more than one million.First visit the Australian Corps Memorial Park at Le Hamel and the Villers–Bretonneux Australian National Memorial where many Australian soldiers lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme. See former trenches look out across 'no man's land' and pause for a moment of reflection among the headstones. Sites like these are important symbols in the annual Anzac Day commemorations when Australians and New Zealanders across the globe pay tribute to their fallen men and women during WWI.Traveling across Picardy's broad green landscapes — once a bloody battleground — arrive at the Lochnagar Crater
From EUR165.00
 
Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels
"We will pick you up at the train station in Kortrijk at 9am this is to avoid traffic jams in Brussels. After the tour we will bring you to your hotel or accommodation. Now driving towards Vimy to visit the Grange subways and tunnels where the Canadian Divisions stood just before the assault in April 1917. You wil visiting Tyne Cot Military Cemetery and Memorial the largest CWGC's cemetery in Europe. The walls are bearing 35 000 names of soldiers who have no known grave the cemetery contains 12 000 graves 8 400 are unknown. From there we drive to Passendale Crest Farm Memorial
From EUR315.00

More Local Customs in Arras

What to drink ?

What to drink ? The typical drink for the northern region and Picardy is Amer Picon (although in places the apple cider will be preferred) This is Gaetan Picon of French origin but living in Belgium...
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wandeljp
Mar 23, 2014

Freedom Tree

Like many other French towns and cities, Arras has also its Arbre de la Liberté, a tree that was planted to commemorate the French revolution. This one dates of 1989 (the second centenary of the...
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Mikebond
Nov 07, 2011

Les Géants

Like many towns in Northern France, als Arras has its giants. Their names are Colas and Jacqueline and they were born in 1891, even if they had belonged to the popular tradition since 1812, when their...
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Mikebond
Sep 02, 2007

The Giants

Colas and Jacqueline were born as giants in 1891. They are part of the Arras' folklore. Each year at the end of August, there is a festival to commemorate the end of the occupation of the Spaniards in...
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Helga67
Nov 23, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Arras

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General de Gaulle Museum

Northwest of the old city and slightly north of the Citadel is the birthpace of the late President de Gaulle (whom the large international airport in Roissy is named after - many people know it as...
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Palais des Beaux Arts

At the edge of the old town of Lille is the Palais des Beaux -Arts with us also known as the Museum of Fine Arts in Lille, this beautiful old museum has a wonderful collection of over 650 paintings...
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Hospice Comtesse

As the name implies, this is a street where a mint (in the sense of minting coins) once stood. This is one of the oldest streets in Lille and still has a number of historic buildings, some in good...
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Place Rihour

Nice little square 200 metres from Grand Place.There are cafes , a metro station, Palais Rihour and tourist office where you can buy the Lille city pass. The city pass gets free entry to 27 tourist...
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Vielle Bourse

It used to be an Old Stock Exchange Building located between La Grand 'Place and La Place du theater and is built from 1652 -1653 The building in Baroque style seems to be a whole however, it consists...
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"Arras:Even if not very known the turning is worth!"
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"Arras and its beautiful squares"
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"Awesome squares, beautiful town"
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