Hotel Puvis De Chavannes

Address: 6 Rue Puris De Chavannes, Amiens, Picardy, 80000, France | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 6 Rue Puris De Chavannes, Amiens, is near Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, St-Leu, Maison de Jules Verne, and Musee de Picardie.
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Travel Blogs from Amiens

Visitors and St Valery-sur-Somme

A travel blog entry by hammondsencore on Jul 07, 2015

1 comment, 15 photos

... out.

We also saw tourists exploring the salt marshes in the bay, carefully watched over so they return before the tide starts coming back. There is a big marina port at St Valery - mainly motor cruisers - that stays deep enough to float even when the tide is out, but there are also many boats parked on the strand that float when the tide is in and lie on their sides in the mud when the tide is out.

On Sunday ...

Amiens Cathedral

A travel blog entry by hammondsencore on Jun 30, 2015

16 photos

... is the life of St John the Baptist, whose skull was brought back to Amiens from the 4th Crusade. Its proper display was one of the reasons to build the cathedral.

One other thing in its favor. We have been in it 4 times since we landed in Amiens and not once have there been more than a 75 - 90 people inside. Anyone who has ever been to Notre Dame de Paris or Chartres will greatly appreciate that!

Tales of the Somme and an"English Pub"

A travel blog entry by hammondsencore on Jun 29, 2015

2 comments, 14 photos

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Super guy that Hannu is, when he showed up he helped Stan change out a water pump and solder a split seam in our black water tank. He was also the one who was smart enough to realize we had to be sure to clear out any methane gas before they started soldering! It is a plastic tank and they were using plastic solder, but still…

While we were waiting at Peronne we visited the Historial of the Grande Guerre, a very good WWI museum. If ...

For the Fallen

A travel blog entry by ricksusan2015 on Jun 22, 2015

2 comments, 11 photos

... day 1 of the Battle of the Somme, only for 68 to be at roll call the next day. Tragic. The second aspect of this site is that the regiment's chaplain was so impacted by the slaughter of so many of his own, that he purchased the land after the war in order to preserve the trenches. They are thus now one of the best kept trench systems from World War I visible today. We were able to walk through the trenches, now only half the depth of what they were originally, but ...

Vainglorious Versailles

A travel blog entry by mfhshistory on Jan 13, 2015

11 comments, 63 photos

... the Palace of Versailles after 4 building campaigns between 1664 and 1710. The palace was occupied by the royal family by King Louis XIV, King Louis XV and King Louis XVI between 1722-1789 after which Louis XVI was forced to move to Tuileries Palace (The Louvre) by the people, after which he and his wife Marie Antoinette lost their heads.

Hoping not to lose our heads, we gave ourselves plenty of time to view this incredible site. Again, our guide Martina showed us through ...

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