Hotel Le Gayant
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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A desperately needed haircut. The hairdresser didn't speak any english, so pantomime and pointing saved the day. Attended on the spot plus she resisted giving me a brush cut that other hairdressers have found necessary, so left with a smile.
Have a list of names and locations for Lyn's soldiers, so zig-zagging across the countryside to find them. Everywhere you go ...
... 8217;s Grt, grt, grt Uncle William had been a stretcher bearer in the NZ regiment that saved the town. We walked around and found the memorial to the NZers who had distracted the Germans by creating lots of smoke and they launched a surprise attack by climbing up a ladder they constructed to get them up the wall. It was a hot day and everyone was tired.
We spent the afternoon in a big shopping mall buying some new clothes!
... German forces continually bombarded, such as the preserved no man's land between the old Vimy fronts. This strip divided the lines by only twenty-five metres, a short enough distance for soldiers to throw grenades from one trench to the other. Undetonated explosives remain buried all over the site. Visitors must stick to the marked paths and sheep cut the grass instead of lawn mowers, because the risk of spark or slice from a mower blade is too great to ...
... down. We grabbed some food from the supermarket instead. We found a campsite not too far away and headed there. What we didn't quite realise was that somehow we ended up back in Belgium! So we pretty much only went into France to go to the supermarket! That's the crazy thing about Europe, because they have no border patrol you can easily find yourself in a different country before you know ...
... able to walk through the trenches and peak through the lookouts to get a sense of what it might have been like to crouch in anticipation of the danger that awaited. The path through the trenches has been covered with concrete ladders that are meant to be a modern recreation of wooden structures that were used during the war. The ladders could be used to walk on and to help the men go over the top when attacking. The concrete structures at Vimy are permanent but could cause tourists ...