My Third French Love: Arras and Picardy
Trip Start Jul 1990
5Trip End Aug 1990
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Thus - this is just an intro.
The actual text, to come latter, will be dedicated to Arras in Picardy.
It takes just about three hours tough driving from Amstelveen (via Utrecht) to reach Arras without entering either Antwerpen (Anvers), Gent or Lille. Earlier, 5-6 year ago, I could do that without feeling fatigue, but the 330 km. ride at 110 km/h average speed is now not only a heavy burden but totally pointless and - dangerous. So, better allow yourself another hour, use it for a coffee break and arrive in Arras just before you had it enough.
I know Antwerpen, Gent and Lille (will be entries on those places elsewhere) just as much as I know Arras which may imply that I could skip it too. But then I am not a Schoemacher. And I love the atmosphere of this very relaxing place.