Arras-Artois

One year after the Somme Offensive the British Army starts its spring offensive in the Artois. The surprise attack changes the front line and the casualties are important, but the breakthrough cannot be reached. Various memorials and cemeteries give you an idea of the importance of this battle in the Artois. The highlight of the tour is the "Ring of Remembrance" - bearing the names of 600.000 soldiers that died in the North of France - all in alphabetical order and no difference of rank, nationality or religion.

 

5 h

Arras, Vimy, Notre Dame de Lorette, Neuville-Saint-Vaast

You should absolutely include the visit of the Wellington Quarries in the Town of Arras (entrance fee 2020:7,50€/p) to understand the underground preparation of the Artois battle. Close to the French Cemtery you find also the History Center 14-18, that offers a complete view onto all the battles in the North of France (free entrance).

 

3,5 h

Arras, Souchez

Partner:

Tourist Office Lens-Lievin

If you need a driver for the 8 hour tour the extra cost is 120€. The meeting point is the railway station Arras easily to reach from Paris or Lille.

If you are looking for a restaurant:

La Bulle d'O

1, Bd. de Strasbourg

62000 Arras

 

If you are looking for local food inn:

Le petit Rat porteur

11, rue de la Taillerie

62000 Arrras