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Arras to vimy

What is available to take us from the train to the memorial?

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Vimy is about 7-8 miles North of Arras. It would be best to take a taxi from Arras to the memorial, as public transport is almost non-existent.

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hi

we stayed in Amiens and had a rental car which allowed us to see Beaumont-Hamel (BH) a Newfoundland regiment site with a statue of a caribou; one of 6 in France. The interior displays at the Beaumont-Hamel visitor centre were designed by the same people that have done the displays at the War museum in Ottawa, so felt right at home having visited in Ottawa.

Canadian student guides split their time between Vimy and BH during their semester in France from accommodation in Arras.

The monument at Vimy is a good walk from the visitor centre where you will find a section of the battlefield and tunnels that have been preserved. A must see to appreciate the conditions the men suffered in these battles.

If you take a taxi from Arras i suggest the he drops you off at the monument first. You can then walk down the 1 km to the visitor centre on a good sidewalk following the road. Then you can get picked up at the visitor centre. We spent a good hour at the monument. https://goo.gl/maps/729Ec The view in google maps aerial shows the monument when it was wrapped up for renovations but the street view shows the renovations completed.

Make sure you tell the student guides that you are Canadian; we got a great welcome.

Between Beaumont Hamel and Arras there are numerous cemeteries with white crosses along the way; we stopped at a very large British one where they had a book showing the names and locations of the grave sites, there were no guides.

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