Hotel Jean de Bruges
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... a lot of it is newer. It got the snot kicked out of it in WW1 and there is even a placard in the Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens that is from the Germans saying they’re happy that Germany and France will never be at war again.
Just in case you thought leaving Paris meant buildings would be normal sized again, you were wrong. The Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (Notre Dame translates to Our Lady) is the tallest cathedral in ...
Leaving Amiens this morning, we travelled firstly to Thieval to begin our journey of the battlefields of The Somme from 1914-1918. The weather was cold and very foggy. Along the way we saw many hunters out in the paddocks with their guns. The hunting season in France has just begun. Something we don't see in Australia. On the 1st July 1916 The first day of the Battle of the Somme began. It was a disaster for the British army and is know as ...
... Tunnocks, but, M&S own brand). Kathleen is very partial to Tunnocks chocolate teacakes, so, I bought a pack of 16 of the M&S version.
Unknown to me, Kathleen stored them in the fridge, to prevent the chocolate from melting.
Today, we had one with our coffee, it was decidedly not upto Tunnock standard.
Kathleen decided, that I could eat the remaining 14 (not all at once), since she ...
... of the train station from where we will join our tour tomorrow and from
where we will leave on Saturday. We found a delightful pâtisserie where we bought delicious, large rolls and cakes for lunch - all for the grand total of 13 euros. We enjoyed sitting in the square near the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) and watched the world go by. We did enjoy our time in Amiens and may return depending on time.
Returning to our BnB, we had a 'nice hot cup of ...
... have yet to be uncovered.
After lunch we made our way to the Main Australian Memorial at Villiers-Bretonneux. The memorial lists 10,773 names of soldiers from the AIF with no known grave. It was an incredibly sombre experience to visit the site, with many gravestones engraved with messages from the families. Many of the men killed were as young as 13/14, lying about their age to sign up for adventure and to fight in the Great War. After a tour of the site we laid ...