Hotel Jean de Bruges
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One of the reasons we went to Amiens was to meet up with some friends, Nelson and Debbie and their sons Elliot and Josh, from Oakland. They were on a France journey that started with Paris, as do many France journeys, and then Amiens to visit us, followed by a gite with a pool near Toulouse, and then Coulloire, on the Atlantic coast. They brought hot California weather with them! As soon as they arrived the temperatures started to climb.
Amiens is renowned for its cathedral. It is considered by many to be the most balanced and complete expression of the gothic cathedral style. It is really, really large. You could fit 2 of Notre Dame de Paris inside. It is the tallest church in France, at 138.8 feet. It has the greatest interior volume. There are 126 pillars.
It was built towards the end of the period of gothic cathedrals, and people ...
... we went the whole first day without seeing anyone moving our way. After the Canal du Nord it was heavenly!
We stopped at Cappy, which used to be a large boat rental base for Locaboat, but it closed down about 2 years ago. No one has quite decided what to do with the space, but you can still tie up on the public quay, under some shady trees and it was very pleasant.
The next day we moved on to Corbie, but on the way we had to go ...
... lists contains 10,773 names of the Australian Imperial Force who died between 1916 and the end of the war. The cemetery has headstones for soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Egypt, France and the United Kingdom. We saw a Handley in the grave register but could not find the tombstone. The Cross of Sacrifice sits on the middle of the memorial. The memorial tower has names of each battalion listed and we ...
... last remaining trenches in the Somme. There were some 700 kilometres of trenches throughout the Somme however most were turned back into farmland with much effort from the locals. Hamel has been left untouched. While nature has reclaimed some of the area over time with dirt slides and grass growing over the trenches they are still very much evident. Brad took lots of pictures as we both found it amazing. We got to walk through one section of ...