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... a couple of days in Cambrai already - we were there on Bastille Day, solving a propane tank problem. I wasn't all that taken with the town the first time - the parts down by the canal are pretty dreary - but this time we walked further up the hill on market day, and the town gets nicer the farther up the hill you go. They had a very large market, with the usual clothes, shoes, household items, toys and such on display outside, plus stalls of fish, cheese, meat, chicken, and fruits ...
... a section of medieval wall and gate, lovely old church and roses, the air was fragrant with their scent. Another long ride - 58kms in total today. As we rode into Compiegne I noticed a sign advertising the Compiegne International Dressage Event 4-7 June, Garry and I walked off some bike riding stiffness and found the grounds, way beyond the Castle, the castle grounds, ...
... by Napoleon and later by Napoleon the Third. It is large and grand and it has been very very well renovated. The major apartments of first the king and later the emperor are filled with period furniture and decoration in wonderful condition. Room after stunning room, with a special exhibition of quite wonderful Egyptian influenced objets d’art and furniture.
We didn’t go into the grounds, but they ...
... and drums and another with Scottish bag pipes and kilts (I couldn’t quite figure that one out!). The donkeys were there and the dogs and a good time seemed to be had by all. Unfortunately we didn’t have the camera with us either time on Sunday.
Compiegne is a large city with a lot of interesting history. We haven’t managed to see all there is to see, but I’ll tell some more in another entry.
31st May - Saturday
We set the alarm for five thirty, plenty of time, the ferry leaves at eight am. I think we should check it, it leaves at seven not eight! Pack everything very quickly, just as well there wasn't much to do, we were off in no time. Lucky we had checked out where to go yesterday. No problems going through customs, they just needed to see Margaret in ...