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Nice, Simple, comfortable, even has Wi-Fi! Only complaint is that there is no air-conditioner :)
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We got up in the morning, had breakfast and headed out to see Strasbourg. This is just for Anton, the Strasbourg we are in is 15 km inside France, from the German border.
We walked over to the Cathedral. We could see the tower before we even got anywhere near it. It is 550 meters high, 1800 feet. The roof is kind of flat on the main part of the church. It sticks way up above ...
Breakfast this morning was the absolute best so far. I wish we had taken a photo of the magnificent spread that Simone and Philippe had set up. Beautiful fresh fruits and stewed fruits as well as home made jams and by far the best croissants we've had anywhere. We could have stayed for hours, eating our way through the day however we needed to head off to the champagne region to our next accommodation. We picked our next place based on not much except ...
road rage. Everyone seems to follow the rules of the road and traffic flows
The first leg was from Winkel via Basel and into France via
Mulhouse, Colmar, Nancy and Metz until we got to Verdun (Of 1st
World War fame) where after getting lost a few times we decided to book into
the local campsite. France just went down in my book of places to camp as “not
Saturday 16 AugustThe campsite management at Camping La Paille Haute arrived at 09:30 with a Toyota
4x4, to pull us off our pitch. We now know we must never to enter a pitch nose first when
the ground is soft - but we were not the only ones to be rescued that morning!
... and the same number of German troops were killed from Feb 1916 onwards.
Later on we drove out to the various Memorials to those who died and saw the fields full of gravestones - beautifully set in manicured gardens and each white cross engraved with a red plant in front. It was quite overwhelming to see - esp when this was only 15,000 French graves. The huge 1932 monument was an interesting memorial which ...