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Things to do

There is plenty to explore from Gouy en Ternois.  Some ideas include:

  • The historic town of Arras - with its superb squares, citadel, nice museum, good shopping, swimming and bowling facilites, plus its Great War memorials and exhibitions - 30 minutes
  • Amiens - beautiful gothic cathederal, nice town, lovely river walks along the Somme river  - around 50 minutes to the south
  • Fashionable le Touquet and the Bay of the Somme -  an hour or so to the West
  • Lille - just over an hour to the north
  • As a base to visit and commemorate some of the sights of the Great War - Gouy is close to the 'Western Front', and within an easy drive to the Somme Battlefields, Vimy Ridge, Albert, the Newfoundland memorial and the Thiepval memorials.
  • Belgium is close - with Bruges and Ghent just over two hours drive
  • Paris - don't drive there, but take a regular TGV train from Arras - only one hour into the heart of the Capital!