Hotel de Ville - Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Neuchâtel
... world war. Such was the devastation of the villages and surrounding lands in the conflict that the water networks were almost totally destroyed. When it came to rebuilding the area after the war, the need to reinstate public drinking fountains was overlooked and has no been put right ever since. If you have a better explanation, I'd like to hear it.
I make a point of trying the door of any church I pass by directly. Most were locked in rural France, but of those I ...
... of northern France.
I spent a very pleasant rest day in Arras where the highlight was a visit to the quarries under the main square that now house themed gardens from each continent (except Antarctica) using special heating and lighting. I also committed my one and only fashion faux-pas of the trip the same day as all I had to wear for my tourist activities that wasn't being washed was an olive green T-shirt, olive green trousers, a khaki hat ...
... their grave details, etc., and it seems quite a few were from Alberta. My Canadian cousins will be interested to hear that one of the entries in the visitors' book, also held with the grave register, was from someone called Tulloch from the small town of Ponoka.
A day or two later, I came across the Sunken Road cemetery. The saddest thing about this was that the soldiers had all died in battles less than 2 months from the end of the war in 1918. If only their luck ...
... path in front of me. It was also quite tricky to keep my balance at times, which resulted in my walking poles being called into service for the first time in the trip. Down below me, the river Loue carried last night's storm water through the valley with great ferocity and noise. By late morning, I finally reached its source, where a large hydroelectric plant has been built to harness energy from the raging waters.
The afternoon should ...
... Halles and the Vieux Ville. We took the funicular up the side of the mountain by the infamous Chateau/Collegial and made our way back to the train station. What better reward than a chocolate McFlurry?! I could not believe that the Neuchatel Gare now has a McDonald's! C'est dommage! It was hard to share my emotions and all the memories that flooded back but the good energy remained thanks to how patient, positive, and curious everybody was to see ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed