Grand Hotel

6 rue Dachery , St-Quentin, Picardy, 02100, France | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from St-Quentin

Laying down the wine!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 29, 2014

1 comment, 2 photos

... us, which seemed to be a waste of water.

On the approach to Valenciennes Isi spotted something struggling and flapping in the water which turned out to be a poor pigeon in the canal. We tried to help it but when John saw the extent of its injuries, it was kinder to let it slip beneath the water than prolonging its suffering any more.

We just got tied up at a mooring in Valenciennes, but not the one we used last time. It is all change ...

The longest tunnel in France!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 28, 2014

2 comments, 6 photos

... big karaoke followed by a firework display the night before. It was holding an event tonight with a big BBQ and a lot of mainly men arriving for a presentation of trophies for a big fishing competition. The BBQ was mainly a big baguette with sausages and chips and a homemade tomato sauce or mayonnaise. Isi could not believe the appetite these men had. John said they had probably been on a bank side most of the day and were ready for it.

We returned to ST and to ...

First tunnel, Dog and wet BBQ!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 27, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... t even know Isi could get our dinghy into the water from its carrying frame let alone attempt a rescue. Well done Isi and the woman who assisted.

We had a relaxed evening after we had a rained off BBQ. The heavens opened just as John was about to serve up so we had to dash back on board very quickly scooping up chairs, tables and cooking utensils and the dinner itself.

We went to bed early for us, setting the alarm for 6.30 for the tunnel at ...

On our way towards Belgium

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 26, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

Saturday 26th July 2014

We left our mooring at Seraucourt les Grand after a pleasant evening for a short cruise. The Dutch and Belgians were up and away by 7.30 they wanted to do and see a lot but they only had 6 weeks. They were very jealous of our 5 months cruise. There was a mother moorhen with 4 young chicks, a late second brood as they were quite tiny.

It was Saturday so we would get to St Quentin well in time for the ...

Canal closure, diversion and frustrations!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 25, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... wants one for Christmas now!!

We sat at a picnic table in the welcome shade and chatted with the 2 Dutch couples. They warned us to be ready for a Macquincourt tunnel which we get towed through and we will go through very soon. The tunnel is the longest in France at 5670 metres and ventilation is a problem, hence the towing by an electric tunnel tug boat with our engine off. Ideally we get right behind the electric towing boat or as close to it ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 6 rue Dachery , St-Quentin, is near Ile de Bendor.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding