I am planning a solo trip for sometime between June 25 to July 25. My itinerary includes Ghent, Antwerp, and Bruges (already been to Brussels), but I also want to spend 6-9 days seeing World War I and II sites, plus others like Waterloo and Agincourt.
First and most importantly, does anyone know good hotels or B+Bs in or near Ypres, Lille, Calais, Arras, Aimiens, or Compeigne? I will be by myself, and hoping for something under 100 euro/night (but no hostels) with free parking, wifi, and breakfast if possible. In America, I am perfectly fine with a two star Sleep Inn or Hampton Inn.
Second, if anyone has done a trip like this and have any specific recommendations about museums or general travel tips in the region, please feel free to share. It doesn't seem to be covered by guidebooks very well. I'll definitely be visiting Dunkirk, the Armistice Museum, and Meaux, and likely Verdun and the museums near Perrone and Thriepval. I will not be going to Normandy or Paris.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!