HOW TO GET TO THE VISITOR CENTRE
Calais to Thiepval
from the Channel Tunnel
From TUNNEL take A16 →
Calais / Lille / Reims / PARIS until
At / from CALAIS take A26 →
St Omer / Arras / Reims / PARIS
25 Toll booth
Take ticket (Near
Go on past exit 17 (Arras) then
branch on to A1→
Arras-Est / PARIS
Leave A1 at
exit 14 BAPAUME
Pay Toll*. Take the By-pass →
→ AMIENS Albert After
the 4th roundabout you will be on the
LE SARS Carry straight on through village
POZIÈRES, turn right → Thiepval. (It is
THIEPVAL, turn left for the Monument and Visitor Centre (follow the signposts)
Speed limits: KM /
autoroutes:130 / 80 if
fine, 110 / 68 in rain,
or if so marked.
On open road 90 / 55.
(not 60 as in UK)
towns and villages 50 / 30. (Beware
- the town / village name
sign counts as an automatic 50 /
30 limit sign.)
70 / 43
in certain marked places such as near cross roads on the
* It is often easier to pay
the autoroute toll by credit card (CB). Put the
ticket and then your card into the machine, or if the queue is
not too long, just give the ticket and your card to the
attendant. (Visa or Master Card). They return your
CALAIS to THIEPVAL should take you no more
than 1h 30mins
from Paris (Nord) it is more difficult and takes about two hours to Albert with a
change at Amiens.
From Calais to Albert it takes about half and hour longer,
and a cab from Albert is not far off.
It is possible to hire cars in Albert.
Don't forget entrance to the Visitor Centre is FREE.