Advice for travel to Fromelles

Advice for travel to Fromelles

If you are planning a visit to Fromelles and the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery the following information might help you with your travel planning.

Advice for travel to Fromelles
Advice for travel to Fromelles

In April 2014, 20 unidentified Australians soldiers were identified amongst the 250 soldiers buried at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. The Australian Army and the Mayor of Fromelles hosted a final headstone dedication ceremony to dedicate new headstones that were installed bearing the identified soldiers names. The public ceremony took place on Saturday 19 July 2014 at around 11.00 am and was a dignified and special event.

If you are planning a visit to Fromelles and the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery the following information might help you with your travel planning.

Where is Fromelles?

Fromelles is in northern France and is located between the cities of Lille and Arras. The closest accommodation is at Lille which is about 20-30 minutes drive from Fromelles. Lille is the largest city in northern France. Lille is close to the border with Belgium and a stop on the Eurostar train service to and from London.

Weather

The weather during summer in northern France can be changeable. Visitors may encounter warm days, sunny skies and temperatures ranging from mid-20s to the low-30s. Equally, the weather might change and produce cooler days with showers or rain.

Accommodation in Lille

Lille is the major city in northern France and there are many hotels in and around the city catering to most budgets. 

Getting there

By air

  • Flights from Australia arrive at Charles De Gaulle Airport near Paris or London Heathrow Airport near London.

By road

  • Lille is about a two and a half hour drive from Paris via Autoroute A1 (Paris – Arras – Lille).
  • Hire cars are available at Charles De Gaulle Airport and Paris.
  • Lille is about a three hour drive from Calais via Autoroute A25 (Calais – Dunkirk – Lille).

By rail

  • Trains run from Paris to Lille.
  • The Eurostar rail service runs between London and Lille.