Camalou

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351, Dikkebusseweg, 8908 Ypres
Ieper, Belgium
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Camalou is a stylish guesthouse located 4km from Ypres in Belgium.

Guests are offered a welcome beer on arrival when the history of the house is explained and they are provided with information about the area of Ypres. Books and maps from the Ypres Salient are also available for guests use.

Camalou provides high standard accommodation and a good breakfast buffet with local delicacies. Each room is tastefully decorated using a careful combination of colours, fabrics and furniture of the highest quality. Each room is also named after a flower drawn from some of the most poignant poetry of the Great War .All rooms have en-suite shower and toilet, as well as TV (including English channels).

Private battlefield tours from the First World War (1914-1918) of the Ypres Salient are available.

The guesthouse is located in Flanders Fields near the Menin gate and only 35 minutes from Gent, Bruges or Lille.
Amenities:
Airport Pick Up
Bar
Bicycle Hire
Breakfast Included
Car Parking Available
Credit Cards Accepted
Internet Access
Laundry
Linen Included
Luggage Storage
Security Lockers
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Towels
Travel Desk/Travel Info
Payment Accepted:
Getting there:
From Paris:

Take the Autoroute A1 north until it joins the A25 at Lille (after junction 20)

Motorways seem to be coming at your left and right, but just keep following the signs to Dunkerke at all times.This way you will be lead to the A25.

Leave Autoroute A25 at junction 10. Follow signs to Bailleul (just off Autoroute) and Ieper or Ypres (whichever spelling!) following the D23 then N375 after you pass the unregulated border with Belgium. Always follow the signs to Ypres/Ieper in preference to Bailleul.

About 13 kilometers from Bailleul you will see a white painted café called "Tommies" on your right just outside a village called Dikkebus. Slow down as you approach this café as the entrance to Camalou is immediately before this café. There is a yellow sign post directing you to your accommodation.

From the Eurotunnel:

Leave the Eurotunnel complex and follow signposts Autoroute A26 (E-15 / E-402) to Calais, Bruxelles Lille & Dunkerque (amongst others). Whatever you do, do not follow the signs to Boulogne.

At first you will be following signs for A26, but the road you are heading for is the A16 (E-15 / E40) north to Dunkerque & Bruxelles etc. Watch for split with the A26 (Arras etc) and the small red A16 sign on top of the main signposts. Soon the Autoroute from the tunnel splits. DO NOT follow signs for A16 Bolougne etc. Always follow signs to Dunkerque & Bruxelles.

After approx 25 miles leave the A16 at junction 28 following signs for the Autoroute A25 signposted east to Lille and Ypres (amongst others).

NB - Ypres is the French spelling of the town you are heading towards. The Flemish spelling is Ieper (with an 'I' and not an 'L' as so many seem to think - but still pronounced pretty much the same) which you will see more often as you approach/cross the Belgian border.

After approx 18 miles leave the A25 at junction 13 signposted Steenvoorde & Ieper. At the 'T' junction with the D948 (200 metres) turn left following signs to Ypres and Poperinge.

NB - After approx 3 miles the D948 becomes the N38 (after crossing the unregulated Belgium border).
Follow the N38 for about 7 miles until the road comes to a 'T' junction with the N19 (just outside of Poperinge). Turn right at this junction following blue signs to N38 Ieper (also green sign A19 Kortrijk).

Having turned right follow the N38 for 1/2 mile. Go straight ahead at the roundabout. Continue approx. 1 mile further, turn right at the first set of traffic lights, following blue signs to N38 Ieper (also green signs A19 Kortrijk).

After approx 3.7 miles you will come to a junction on your right signposted Dikkebus and Voormezele. Turn right here.

After approx 1.7 miles you will come to a crossroads with the N375. Turn right at this crossroads following signs to Dikkebus .
After about 500 metres you will see a white painted 'Tommies' café on your left. Slow down as you approach this café as the entrance to Camalou is immediately before this café (yellow sign).

From Calais Ferry:
Leave the ferry complex and follow signposts Autoroute A26 (E-15 / E-402) to Bruxelles, Lille & Dunkerque (amongst others).

At first will be following signs A26, but the road you heading for is the A16 (E-15 / E40) north to Dunkerque & Bruxelles etc. Watch for split with the A26 (Arras etc) and the small red A16 sign on top of the main signposts. Soon the Autoroute from the tunnel splits. DO NOT follow signs for A16 Bolougne etc. Always follow signs to Dunkerque & Bruxelles.

After approx 25 miles leave the A16 at junction 28 following signs for the Autoroute A25 signposted east to Lille and Ypres (amongst others).

After approx 18 miles leave the A25 at junction 13 signposted Steenvoorde & Ieper. At the 'T' junction with the D948 (200 metres) turn left following signs to Ypres and Poperinge.

NB - After approx 3 miles the D948 becomes the N38 (after crossing the unregulated Belgium border).
Follow the N38 for about 7 miles until the road comes to a 'T' junction with the N19 (just outside of Poperinge). Turn right at this junction following blue signs to N38 Ieper (also green sign A19 Kortrijk).

Having turned right follow the N38 for 1/2 mile. Continue straight ahead at roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights, following blue signs to N38 Ieper (also green signs A19 Kortrijk).

After approx 3.7 miles you will come to a junction on your right signposted Dikkebus and Voormezele. Turn right here.

After approx 1.7 miles you will come to a crossroads with the N375. Turn right at this crossroads following signs to Dikkebus .
After about 500 metres you will see 'Tommies' café on your left. Slow down as you approach this café as the entrance to Camalou is immediately before this café (yellow sign).

From Albert:

At Albert take the D929 direction Bapaume. In Bapaume follow the N17 direction Arras.

As you approach Arras you have 2 options: Follow centre ville and visit the tunnels under the Town Hall (there is still W.W.I equipment to see) or keep following the N17 direction Lens. At Vimy follow the signpost on your left: Memorial Canadien or better known as Vimy Ridge.
After Vimy keep following the N17 to Lens.

As you approach Lens you have to make a choice again: Autoroute to Lille or the more scenic road N47 to La Bassée. In La Bassée take the D947 to Estaires. Between La Bassée and Estaires you will see a lot of Commonwealth cemeteries.

In Estaires follow the D18 and later D38 to Bailleul. Follow signs to Bailleul (just off Autoroute) and Ieper or Ypres following the D23 then N375 after you pass the unregulated border with Belgium.Always follow the signs to Ypres/Ieper in preference to Bailleul.

13 kilometers from Bailleul you will see "Tommies" café on your right just outside a village called Dikkebus. Slow down as you approach this café as the entrance to Camalou is immediately before this café. There is a yellow sign post directing you to your accommodation.

Follow the track to the group of buildings at the end Camalou is the furthest of these buildings.

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