Arras and Vimy Ridge

Another fantastic day.  The chidlren have excelled themselves once again.  Lots of  great listening again.   We arrived  in Arras  and began our tour by looking at the architecture of the houses in the Grande Place,   they are Baroque , by the way.   Half way round we all decided we should stop in a cafe and order a drink,  some of us had  une tasse de chocolat ,   un coca, un sprite  and deux the.  Tom,  our animateur( Kingswood guide)had  un cafe.    We then had the remainder of our tour ,  you can still see  bullet holes in some of the buildings  from the second world war.  We then went  to see the trenches at Vimy Ridge,  where the Canadians took the ridge in 1917 from the Germans.  The monument to the fallen is very beautiful and the children were very respectful and interested.   We then drove past a British cemetary from the 1st world war and also a German cemtary.  We arrived back at the chateau late for dinner,  had five minutes to get ready for the disco and enjoyed dancing until 10.00pm.  All packed and in bed by 11.00pm.  I wonder how they will get up at 6.30am tomorrow morning?    We will have breakfast at  7.30pm and leave the chateau at 8.00am to go to the market at Eu where we are all looking forward to spending some more of our euros.  We will be on our way at 10.00am to get to Calais in time for our shuttle at 1.00pm.   We’ll keep you informed about our journey home once we get to Britiain.

4 thoughts on “Arras and Vimy Ridge”

  1. Good morning.
    Enjoy your last day! Look forward to hearing all about it on Monday.

  2. Enjoy the market. I’m surprised that on the last day Chloe still has some money left…that’s a first :-)!!! Safe journey home. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  3. Hope you managed to get them all out of bed in time. Can’t wait to see what Erin has been spending her Euros on.

  4. Glad you have all had a great time 🙂

    Safe journey home to you all and we will see you tonight x

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