Hotel Lido Mons Centre
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- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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This morning started once again with sunshine and clear skies. There is nothing better to lift the spirits when you have a day's riding ahead.
After what turned out to be the best breakfast of the holiday so far, we went for a walk through the vineyards near the hotel and to the hotel restaurant in the castle ruins a ...
... s and one sole German grave.
We were heading to Mouquet Farm and on our way we stopped at the memorial to the First Australian Division which was initially commemorated on 8 July 1917 by Australian soldiers, paying respect to their mates who had died over that past year around Poziers.
Mouquet Farm, or as it was known to the Australian soldiers as 'Moo-Cow Farm", is the location where Harold took part in his first major battle ...
... force...it made me wonder if anyone has ever sustained an eye injury from one of those umbrella spikes. I loved the gourmet food area that included Champagne, French wine, various cheeses...and even oysters! So why didn't this market make the top 5? Well, it was more 'commercial' than 'Christmas', and had a shopping mall feel to it...albeit a very nice shopping mall.
7. Lille - One of my favorite (and most underrated) cities also has a very popular Christmas ...
... their bass trombonist, a Brit who works for the UN nearby. Thierry and Julian explained how Mons has adopted the story of St George and the Dragon and has an annual event where they re-enact the slaying in the Grand Square. We missed it by two weeks, and the cobblestones of the square were still dusted with orange sand (although I didn't ask what the sand was used for). The Town Hall forms part of the perimeter of the square, and (rarely, ...
... I bought more chocolate which was good as the more you have the longer it lasts!
We had a really nice lunch at an Italian restaurant which was very nice and had such a charm to it. It was full of wood and had candles and it really gave it a feel which was charming and warm. We walked around a little in the area and then back to the hotel at about 4pm and rested in the hotel lobby for an hour in comfortable chairs before heading to the station.
We had ...