Holiday Inn Express Amiens
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Staff were excellent very friendly and welcoming, Perfectly placed in the centre of the city and next to the train station. Rooms were very small but clean with amenities you come to expect from Holiday Inn.
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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 ...
... are beautifully maintained. In Albert we visited a museum through a 10 meter deep 250 meter long tunnel dating back to the 13th century and used as an air raid shelter during World War 2. Finally we visited a mine crater at La Boisselle. It is 91 meters in diameter and 21 meters in depth. Exploded by the allies to to blow up the German bunkers. There is about 100klms where the battles of the Somme took place. There are beautifully ...
... Memorial to all the Australian dead during the Western Front of World War I. This is just such a moving place. Our guide asked us if anyone had anyone buried here? One Principal had his Great uncle here which we found. We kept looking on the wall to see if we could see any Hurley's and we found Hurley J P K 15th Infantry battalion! We then travelled on to the Australian Memorial Le Hamel where the Battle of ...
... flowers planted en masse.
We play tourist by taking a ride in one of the traditional flat bottomed punts that market gardeners have used for centuries to carry their produce into town. A forty-five minute ride gives a great view of the area unobtainable from the kilometres of walking paths.
Afterwards, we walk instead back to Amiens Cathedral, the largest in France. It was severely damaged in WW2 but has been ...
... to show us a live grenade that was sitting by the side of the road, discovered by a farmer a few days earlier. Apparently, it is not uncommon for a farmer in these parts of France to find some World War I relic in his paddock and place it on the roadside so that the French army's bomb squad could come along, once a fortnight, to collect such hazards. We might have thought our guide had planted the grenade himself, to generate excitement among his tour groups, had ...