Chateau de Quesmy
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... to keep an eye on the comings and goings of the Dukes of Burgundy to the Flanders and Somme River areas.
In 1616 Louis the 13th laid siege to the castle. His forces won, and Richelieu, as part of his program to weaken the noble families so as to strengthen the King, had the castle dismantled. It wasn’t all undone, but enough was to render it unsuited to warfare. It became a “romantic ruin” which was ...
... we had in town as it was the crews day off, back on the boat now, it is 9.30pm and so tranquil here the birds are singing in the trees beside the canal and the town is far enough away not to bother us.... We set off from Peronne at 9.15 and headed across the town and off through the farmland we rode through many small villages, noticeably the buildings are mostly red brick and of a similar style, heaps of the towns names ended in ...
... front, really strong winds and lightning. Eventually it eased enough to proceed but started again soon and we were thoroughly drenched by the time we reached the barge in Peronne. Back on the barge to dry out, the storms kept passing over us for the next 2 hours, fantastic dinner again, fish croquets with herb dressing and Belgian French fries and tasty beef stew, with a fresh green salad, amazing flavours. Saturday is day 8 and a lay day in ...
We have had several nice chats with various people walking by the boat. The most recent was with a charming gentlemen in his late 80’s who was in Paris during the liberation in 1944 and served with Free French Forces in Colmar. His group under General de Taissagny was assisted by 4 divisions on loan from the US Army 1 as they liberated Colmar and Alsace Lorraine. He had visited the United State 3 times for ...
... First World War between 1915 and 1918 with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. A visitors' centre opened in 2004.
A LITTLE POEM TO END WITH TO TAKE THE SADNESS OUT OF OUR BATTLEFIELD TOUR
A war poem by A C Herbert The General inspecting the trenches exclaimed with a horrified shout,
"I refuse to command a Division
Which leaves its excreta about."
.And certain ...