If you go:
Air France has convenient connections on a daily basis from both Toronto and Montreal. On this trip I stayed mostly in threestar hotels that had great character, and had some historical significance. In Amiens, the Hotel Le Prieure (www.hotel-prieure-amiens.com) is located just around the corner from the 13th-century Notre Dame Cathedral. The foundations of the property go back to the 12th and 13th centuries. In Arras, the l’Hôtel de l’Univers (univers.najeti.fr) was a former Jesuit monastery in the 17th century and is close to restaurants and shopping in Arras. In Lille, I stayed at the four-star Novotel Centre Gares. (accorhotels. com/gb/hotel-3165-novotel-lillecentreLille is a big city and this hotel is close to the station and other amenities. For more information on northern France and the Remembrance tours go to Northern France Regional Tourist Board northernfrancetourism.com or remembrancetrailsnorthernfrance.com.