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& The Somme Battlefields

Enjoy in the majestic city of Arras and visit its Classic Car Show with over 500 classic cars on display. Whilst in the area you can also visit the momentous locations of World War One’s most infamous campaign, the Battlefields of the Somme.

The Arras Classic Car Show is known as “Arras Bourse d’Echanges” (which roughly translates to Auto Jumble) and takes place in the Artois Expo in Arras in March. It is, however, so much more than an auto jumble, featuring around 500 classic vehicles. UK Classic Car Owners are welcome to display their vehicles (cars must be over 30 years old). Hall 1 contains an extensive auto jumble whilst hall 2 houses an impressive car display, many of which are from the UK.

Arras’s jewel in its crown are the two magnificent cobbled squares: The Grand Place and the Place des Héros. Surrounded by 155 houses of the Flemish Baroque style, these two paved squares are magnificent and make for an enchanting scene. A lively place, the Place des Héros is lined with covered galleries and is dominated by the town hall’s belfry. It is also home to fine food shops and cafes.

The 1914-1918 battlefields of the Somme are in the beautiful and rural landscape of Picardy and the Département de la Somme. The area is still scarred by war to this day; where the remains of trenches, shell holes and the many cemeteries and memorials are a constant reminder of the sacrifices and pain of the Great War.

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Arras Classic Car Show

& Somme Itinerary

Drive to your chosen port of departure for the crossing to Europe followed by the drive to Arras & your hotel.

This evening will be at leisure.

Mileages from the Port to the Hotel

Calais - 70 miles / Rotterdam - 190 miles

Caen - 215 miles

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Look What’s Included

• Return Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais

- see all crossings options above

• 2 or 3 Nights at the Mercure Hotel, Arras

• Breakfast each morning

• Admission to the Arras La Bourse d'echanges

• Detailed Road Book featuring; Maps, Great Drives, WWI Battlefields, Monuments and Museum Information

• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

• Car Parking at the Hotel (Charges may apply locally)

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This hotel has been hand-picked for its quality, facilities and location

Dates & Prices

Arras Classic Car Show & Somme Tour

3 Days, 2 Night Package

4 Days, 3 Night Package

*Please note: All prices shown above are per person and based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin/double room

Meal Basis -​ Breakfast each day

Single Occupancy Supplements - 2 Nights £110.00 / 3 Nights £140.00

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