Travelled : 40 kilometres from Pozieres to Arras
Visited : Arras
Stayed : Arras Municipal Aire, free. The usual service, but power and water €2 extra. Problem being by token available from the Tourist Information Centre which is more than a kilometre from the Aire (we don’t need either). N50.29507 E02.78844
We have enjoyed our visit to Pozieres but it’s time to move north. The local French people are so friendly and cannot do enough for us. Claude looks a little dusty this morning but has come to wish us well and we set of to Bapaume. The Hymer is serviced and full of water and we should be right for at least a couple of days. It’s Sunday and France closes on Sunday, just a little inconvenient if your have run out of milk. Luckily there is a large Carrefour supermarket in Bapaume and by chance it’s open until 12.30pm. We do a mini shop and pick up a few things to keep us going.
Our original plan today was Lille but after checking the Lonely Planet and Google we should not bypass Arras. It’s ornate Boroque townhouses hark back to it’s Flemish past and as you know Pam is a really enthusiastic about Flemish culture so it’s a short drive today.
Michael and Pam