The tour covered all we needed to see of the battelfields of WW1 from an Australian perspective. All the key locations - the Somme, Fromelles, Polygon Wood, Hamel, Poperinge, Villers Bretenneoux and others - were visited, and their significance explained clearly and expertly by Christian and Annette. They took us to places of personal signficance - my relative's grave site in particular - the location of which they had looked up beforehand. The accommodation was not 5 star, but we weren't expecting that and it was comfortable and quiet, which is what we wanted. It was fun having breakfast with the other guests. Annette and Christian also would come to pick us up from Ypres well into the night after we'd gone for dinner in the town. I highly recommend Camalou for those wanting to see the battlefields of WW1.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camalou is a stylish and historic guesthouse located at Ypres. All rooms are tastefully decorated, have en-suite shower and toilet, as well as cable TV tea and coffee making facilities. Buffet breakfast with local delicacies. In the lounge an online computer. Your host Annette, official guide, provide her own private battlefield and historic tours. ... more less