Hostellerie Du Coq Hardi
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... something other than free Internet away. We have planned a route avoiding motorways, we see more of the country this way. The countryside is rather flat on the beginning of the journey, were in apple growing territory. The trees along the sides if the road are full of mistletoe hanging in big pompoms, some trees are do laden that they look as if they are in full leaf, instead of being bare. We pass through many villages, most of ...
... then home and off to bed.
The next morning we got the car and drove to Verdun. It was quite cool in the morning, about 58 degrees. This is the coolest its been since we arrived. On the way to Verdun, it started raining. We got into town, found our hotel and unpacked. By then it was down to a slight drizzle, so we headed out to see some sights. A large part of World War 1 ...
... and that it was in the general champagne region. That was evident when as we got closer and looked further at the map it was basically in the middle of nowhere. Arriving in time for a late lunch we drove up to the accommodation and we couldn't find a way in, the doors were all locked and nobody was home. Check in time has standardly been not before 4pm at most other places we have stayed at so we went back to another slightly bigger town that we ...
road rage. Everyone seems to follow the rules of the road and traffic flows
The first leg was from Winkel via Basel and into France via
Mulhouse, Colmar, Nancy and Metz until we got to Verdun (Of 1st
World War fame) where after getting lost a few times we decided to book into
the local campsite. France just went down in my book of places to camp as “not
Fort de deaumont Late 19th-century fort used in the WWI Battle of Verdun, with a German cemetery & guided tours. – Google
Fort Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive forts protecting the city of Verdun, France since the 1890s. Wikipedia