Hotel Campanile Amiens Glisy
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... up on a side road and started leafing (ploughing;-)) though the free camping places book coz the paying places had nothing, to find somewhere to camp tonight and here we are in Conty. We are now settled in for the night in our electricity free, WC free, shower free free camping spot in Conty ready for our next leg which will see us take to the historical D-Day landing sights of WWII. PS, yes Fifi comes with her own toilet and hot ...
This morning was spent visiting the numerous WW1 memorials in the north east of France. We stated in Fromelles where we paid our respects at the recently opened Pheasant Wood Cemetery as well a VC Corner.
We then travelled in the direction of Amiens and stopped at the Notre Dame de Lorette "Ring of Remembrance" memorial and the French Cemetery at ...
... later; are there none at Versailles?
We also toured the gardens, in their winter guise. It was cold, but we enjoyed the walk.
From Compiegne, we drove to Amiens, picking up traffic just outside of town. Most parking lots were full, but I did get a space in a lot a few blocks from the hotel. I think it might have been the last spot in the lot (maybe even in the city). We walked to ...
... was founded in 1975 to preserve this unique natural space. The city had wanted to build a ring road through it and a few visionaries had formed an organization and convinced the city to preserve the lands instead. Currently, seven farmers make a full-time living there although at one time, most of the land was farmed for commercial purposes. Hunting is prohibited but fishing of the up to 18 varieties is allowed. Birds and muskrats are the most common threat to crops ...
... as part of the battle of the Somme from 1915 and 1918. The sheer numbers are staggering and as you look at names inscribed on the walls (those of the missing), and the rows of grave markers behind the monument, it is hard to imagine that each one of these was a person whose life was prematurely ended. We also visited the information center at the memorial which was very well laid out and provided an excellent overview of the war, the Somme and also ...