Le Refuge des 3 Ours
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Up early this morning as we are travelling again. Caught the train back to Paris Nord. It certainly travels very fast. Sitting right at the back so not as smooth as the ride up. Then onto the TER to Beauvais. Looks a nice town but didn't stay to explore. Caught the No. 12 bus out to the airport and then walked to the guest house. Had dinner in - it was very nice, homemade food for a ...
Our final full day in Amiens started with Sunday breakfast with our host families. Ours included croissants, chocloate croissants and baguettes, all bought that morning from the bakery up the road. Coupled with homemade strawberry jam, well, yum. The French traditions of morning coffee in a bowl and not eating from plates (just off the plastic tablecloth) took a bit of getting used to, but we were happy to embrace them (more coffee and less washing up - ...
Coinciding with the centenary of the start of WWI, we visited the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux (hereafter referred to as V-B). We began with a march up the hill, past the graves to the memorial wall and tower. There, the mayor of V-B welcomed us and Eric Brisse (our French host and the man who made the tour happen) gave a moving speech. There wasn't a dry eye among us. I have reproduced Eric's speech at the end of today's blog. ...
Our last day in the French Countryside saw us head to Auvers-sur-Oise to learn more about the amazing art of the Impressionists!
We headed off just before 10am... Lynda says 10am is 'my time' and I'm yet to prove her wrong! Nothing seems to open in France before then and I'm on holidays so I see no need to rush.
We arrived in Auvers just after 11 and after a brief excursion around the town we found the Impressionist Museum. We did the tour of the Audio-visual museum which was ...
... towards the centre of the room if I lean against the wall... The view of the hectares of gardens from our window is beautiful!
After a brief look around & discussion, we headed in to the next town to grab some food for a late lunch/early dinner. We couldn't be bothered heading out to get dinner tonight, so we took the easy option. That is, it seemed easy until we realised we had no utensils to use for the picnic we planned! We rounded up ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility