Hotel Royal Picardie
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- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... to plan. We've got a great little Hyundai hatchback to hold our family of five and with GPS built in as an unexpected bonus. Had Dutch panekoeks with Laura at a restaurant in a scenic location near the hostel. Then went for a walk along a waterway. Drove into Utrecht to walk and shop a little. Then returned again for dinner after checking into our ...
... north to Amiens. We head to the Hortillonnages, an enormous area of commercial market gardens and private garden plots on a labyrinth of peat bog islands within the inner city. The area is thought to have built up since Roman times with the digging of canals off the Somme River. The fertile soils can produce three crops a year. Some islands close to the perimeter have power across from the 'mainland' with small bungalows for ...
... a British zone during the WW1 and the battlefields are well-known in Britain. Ypres (pronounced eepre in French – although the British Tommies often called it wipers) was on high ground and became an allied bastion with German forces partially enveloping it. There were a great many slaughters here as both sides tried to break through the stalemate of the trenches that ran from the Swiss border all the way to the ...
... see how our soldiers lived and fought. Right at the end of the tour you walk through a long tunnel with sounds that our soldiers lived with day in and day out on the battlefields. Shooting guns, cannon fire, air raids, if you closed your eyes, you could imagine the fear and mayhem that reigned. Horrific.
We visited so many cemeteries, Australian, English and French. Something I wasn't aware of until the Somme was that there were quite ...
... There was row after row of graves. A show of the devotion and sacrifice of the war heroes. After morning tea we visited a museum: Musee Franco-Australien. It was beautiful I loved all the old sentimental artefacts from the war. While at the museum there was a school that was funded by Australians it was amazing the children swarmed the doors and looked at us like we ...