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The Thiepval
Visitor Centre

8 rue de l'Ancre
80300 Thiepval
France

Tel: 00333 2274 6047
Fax: 00333 2247 6544


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HOW TO GET TO THE VISITOR CENTRE

Calais to Thiepval


 

Approximate mileage from the Channel Tunnel

0    From TUNNEL take A16 →  Calais / Lille / Reims / PARIS  until exit 18 

6    At / from CALAIS take A26 →  St Omer / Arras / Reims / PARIS 

25  Toll booth - payage    Take ticket      (Near St Omer)  

72  Go on past exit 17 (Arras) then branch on to A1→ Arras-Est / PARIS 

86  Leave A1 at exit 14 BAPAUME Pay Toll*. Take the By-pass → AMIENS  Albert 

87  Follow → AMIENS  Albert  After the 4th roundabout you will be on the D 929

88 LE SARS   Carry straight on through village

98 POZIRES,  turn right → Thiepval.  (It is signposted )

100 THIEPVAL, turn left for the Monument and Visitor Centre (follow the signposts)

Speed limits:  KM / MPH
autoroutes:130 / 80 if fine, 110 / 68 in rain, or if so marked.
On open road 90 / 55 (not 60 as in UK)
In towns and villages 50 / 30.   (Beware - the town / village name sign counts as an automatic 50 / 30 limit sign.) 
Also 70 / 43  in certain marked places such as near cross roads on the D929

* 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 card instantaneously.

CALAIS to THIEPVAL should take you no more than 1h 30mins

By Train 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.