Hotel Au Spatial
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Au Spatial Amiens
Quite good value, but very old. Excellent location we walked to both the Unesco Cathedral and Belfry. Has secure car parking. Manageress is quite friendly and helpful. Free WIFI.Room had a smoking odour however we forgot to request non smoking. Room had ensuite and double bed.
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... which is about 12-15 km away) and the remains of the old medieval town up on the hill. The hill part includes an old church and what is left of the medieval ramparts. We stayed here for 2 days back in, we think, 2007.
We walked about, had some great seafood for lunch - I had fish soup, Stan actually had shrimp, the others had mussels and oysters, which aren’t our thing but were reported as delicious. It was cooler there so ...
... like Baroque well enough in its place, but I don’t consider a gothic cathedral its place! Plus for me, it is just too big. I am not used to having to set my camera on the long distance scenery setting to take a photo of the length of the nave! It is too tall to comfortably draw ones eyes up towards heaven. The spaces are too large to feel intimate or related, at least for me. They built it very tall to have ...
... built it, so we missed that.
Saturday night we could see a carnival down the canal a ways - just the top of a ride appearing and disappearing, but then there were fireworks. We could’t see all of them, but did the see the ones up high. So it’s a happening sort of town, even if I don’t know where they hide their bread!
That will do for now. I’ll do the cathedral and talk about our trip to St Valery sur Somme in the next post. ...
... to show us a live grenade that was sitting by the side of the road, discovered by a farmer a few days earlier. Apparently, it is not uncommon for a farmer in these parts of France to find some World War I relic in his paddock and place it on the roadside so that the French army's bomb squad could come along, once a fortnight, to collect such hazards. We might have thought our guide had planted the grenade himself, to generate excitement among his tour groups, had ...
... them forever.
We had some time for relaxation before heading to Le 31, situated on the banks of the Seine. The food was absolutely delicious, consisting of three courses (quiche, chicken and chocolate brownie).
Time for bed.
I would like to thank all the teachers involved Ms. Fong, Ms. Watts, Ms. Collins, Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Neale as well as Captain Picard, Elisabetta and Pete for an unforgettable and truly touching day.
Mr. Hollis Signing Off