Hotel Au Spatial
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On a narrow winding country road flanked by crops of corn, green rolling hills and occasional red poppies, we see in the distance a large white building. This is the Australian War Memorial near the village of Villers-Bretonneux and as we get closer we see neat rows of white gravestones amongst beautifully manicured lawns and flower gardens. …
... Dame de Lorette cemetery. Wow.... It is the largest French military cemetery with 40 000 French men are buried there. All of these soldiers died in the battles of 1914-15. Row after row of crosses - between each cross - red roses. The sight also contains 4 mass graves of thousands of identified soldiers. There is a church and a memorial/commemorative area as ...
... line trenches only 100metres or so away from where the German trenches were and learnt about the life in the trenches and their systems. Every evening in the Somme we have returned to one of the towns and back to one of the beautiful and incredible churches for a concert. We have visited Amiens, villers ...
... I mentioned, we were all petty tired by this stage so there were definitely tears in the audience. Especially when we all started singing!
We played well and there were a few standing ovations. When we have an audience we are usually quite well received. But a bunch of musos who haven't played much together it's nice that we are starting to gel and make a good sound.
Our poor hosts have to pick us up and take us home ... I'm not sure they realised what they were signing up ...
Billed as 'a day beside the seaside' we were all a bit disappointed when we woke to find it drizzling. We have had such fantastic weather that it seemed a bit mean to have rain today of all days.
It was a bit of an odd day actually. The organisers tried to fit so much in, that some of the fun didn't quite happen!! We were provided with passes to the Parc du Marquenterre. So we all walked through the Forrest to a bird sanctuary that has been created on the edge of the sea. It ...
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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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