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 impotant, 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 town centre, Vimy trenches and memorial, Notre Dame de Lorette French Cemetery and Ring of Remembrance, Neuville Saint Vaast German Cemetery

You should absolutely include the visit of the Wellington Quarries in the Town of Arras (entrance fee 2019:7,20€/Person) 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

Wellington Quarries Arras, History Center 14-18, Souchez

Partner:

Tourist Office Lens-Lievin

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