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- Multilingual staff
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Family rooms
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... It makes heart breaking reading 300,000 lost their lives, 450,000 injured and 60 million shells fired and all for it to happen again just over 20 years later. It's hard to take in the awfulness and hardship. There are monuments, gun emplacements and you can clearly see the trenches from the road and even evidence of where the hospital was. Phil's grandfather was at the battle in 1916 and his Uncle has his second name after the battle and delighted to say Verd is still ...
... local boulangerie on the way home after a little spin in the town playground. The wunderground weather report boldly claims that today is sunny, but I beg to differ. It feels to me and the boys like the perfect day to relax and feel like locals. We'll save the rest of our energy to head out early tomorrow to explore Metz for the ...
... the village of Fleury. Fleury, along with eight other villages in the area, was complete decimated by the battle. Nothing was left standing. In the 1970s, markers were placed where buildings in the town used to stand--the bakery, a farm, the town hall, etc. Trees are regrowing here now but you can still see huge craters in the ground from all the bombing that took place. It looks really peaceful now, but it's easy to imagine everything reduced to ...
... and WW2.
To explain their involvement in WW1 they have used some of the tunnels (or galleries as they call them) which were dug some 16 metres under the Citadel/fortress for the purpose of providing shelter for men and material. They have created a "reconstruction trail" to depict everyday life for the French soldiers during 1916 who lived and worked there. We had no idea what to expect and assumed we would ...
The area around the aire is quite pretty, but, the rest of the town has seen better days.
Normally, we see few if any Brits, but, ...