Battlefields of Flanders & Artois
Almost 100 years ago, a series of political events combined with imperialistic foreign policies of the great powers of Europe resulted in the outbreak of what was to become one of the most tragic of wars of the 20th century. Tracing the extraordinary courage of notorious frontal attacks and the life of the trench soldier of World War I, this tour explores the battlefields and memorials in Artois and Flanders, with free time to explore the heritage towns of Ypres and Arras.
Altia Hotel *** Neuville-en-Ferrain
This renovated hotel is situated in a fantastic location for touring Artois, the north east of France and across the border into Belgium, located near Lille and Tourcoing. Guests can unwind in the outdoor swimming pool, relax on the terrace or wander in the 7½ acre wooded garden. The restaurant serves a varied traditional French menu with a range of tasty regional dishes. Snacks and drinks are available at the bar. The 108 air-conditioned bedrooms have LCD TV, radio and en-suite bathroom. Lift to all floors.