Sunday, 17 February 2013

Great War touring guide for the Artois battlefields




The tourism authorities of the Nord - Pas-de-Calais region have published a pdf guide for a bicycle tour around Great War sites in Artois, starting at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, then on to Souchez (including the CWGC Cabaret-Rouge cemetery) - Givenchy-en-Gohelle (including Vimy) - Neuville-Saint-Vaast (including the German Maison Blanche cemetery and the French cemetery at La Targette) - Maroeuil - Mont-Saint-Eloi - Carency and so back to ND de Lorette. A length of 29.5km, which, it says, you can get round in three hours - which doesn't seem long if you are going to stop and have a good look at all there is to see in this small area.

Photo: French bombardment of German positions, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Source: Bundesarchiv

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