Best Western Hotel Les Beaux Arts
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- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Microwave in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Breakfast Available
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... to the waterways coming from the coast at Dunkirk and Calais. The original plan called for a 13 kilometer long tunnel, and when the French Revolution put the canal plans on hiatus, a large part of the canal and the tunnel were already dug. Napoleon was always concerned with logistics, and ways to move goods (and troops) around France and Europe without encountering the English sea blockades, so as soon as he was firmly in power he made completing the canal a high priority. We ...
... We had first lunch in a biggish town, but most shops seemed to be closed hen moved on again to view some Roman ruins, an amphitheatre and what were once baths, quite remarkably intact and had the remainder of our lunch while exploring the site. Afterwards we rode for approx 10kms and came to the village of St Jean in the Woods, beautiful collection of old homes, many ...
... sacrifice and liberation of Alsace and Lorraine (which the Germans had taken from France in 1870 after the Franco Prussian War). Then there is the museum building and a some other monuments.
Then it was Monday, and France’s 4th holiday of May. This one was the Feast of Pentecost, I think. We used it to go visit the Imperial Palace. It was built, as I said, by Louis the 15th, but was then both enlarged and ...
... and I saw about 25 people in full costume headed for the church on Sunday morning. Later in the day, we were headed up for an early dinner and ran into what I guess was the end of the show parade. There were probably 75 or 80 people in various takes on medieval dress, from fine ladies and gentlemen to peasants. There was a Joan of Arc in armor on horseback, accompanied by a few soldiers. There was a “band” ...
... are saying. Federer just got beaten. We are both tired, so just resting, there is a bath here, it has been a long time since I have had a nice soak in a bath, so I will have to make the most of it. Later we are going to go exploring to the village to find something for dinner. We are here for three nights in total, then we are thinking of going to the coast, before heading back to England.
Love from Sue and ...