During the two World Wars, the north of France was badly damaged. On your routes from Arras to Laon you will see numerous memorial to the soldiers from around the world who fought in France. From the Canadian memorial to the Australian memorial, the memorials are rich in history.
For meat-eaters, you can’t leave the north of France before you have tasted the famous Welsh, a succulent dish of croque-monsieur surrounded by cheddar cooked with beer. It’s the most famous dish in the north. The perfect pairing is a lovely Belgian beer.
This is a warm and comforting meal after a day of walking!
Crossing the Nord-pas-de-Calais for Picardie you will walk through green grass nourished by the morning rain. Then, crossing the countryside, you will be protected by lush trees all along your trip. You will see stunning old castles on your way, which are a great place to have some rest. Hilly and flat roads mix as you walk your way towards Laon.
That is the diverse beauty of the North!