Hotel Les Colombes
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Nice, Simple, comfortable, even has Wi-Fi! Only complaint is that there is no air-conditioner :)
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Fort de deaumont Late 19th-century fort used in the WWI Battle of Verdun, with a German cemetery & guided tours. – Google
Fort Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive forts protecting the city of Verdun, France since the 1890s. Wikipedia
... like British villages with terraced houses made of local stone. We crossed and followed some of the french canals. France has a vast network of canals that are much wider than the ones in the UK. In one of the larger towns the canal has boats on it to transport wares to and from it. In summer these waterways are used for recreation. As we enter some of the villages there is information giving times of daily services in the churches, ...
... to see about a boat cruise on the river. Two rivers go around old Strasbourg, so you can circle it by boat. You must go through 2 locks during the trip, as the rivers are at different heights. The line to get tickets for the cruise was about 45 minutes. We left the line at around noon with tickets for a 3:30PM cruise. We wanted the open air boat instead of the enclosed one, because ...
... around for 3 and a half hours until a lady came down the hill who must own the place as she babbled in French and gave us a key. We hung out at the hotel, tried out the spa and caught up on some world news until time for dinner where we went across the road to the hotels restaurant. It was a really odd little set up. We had an ok dinner, we weren't really hungry because we'd been to a bakery earlier to pass some time. There's not much else to tell ...
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!