Hotel de la Basilique
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... up on a side road and started leafing (ploughing;-)) though the free camping places book coz the paying places had nothing, to find somewhere to camp tonight and here we are in Conty. We are now settled in for the night in our electricity free, WC free, shower free free camping spot in Conty ready for our next leg which will see us take to the historical D-Day landing sights of WWII. PS, yes Fifi comes with her own toilet and hot ...
... br> Our final visit was to the Australian War Memorial at Villers Bretonneux.
It was a cold day with light rain, however none of us felt able to complain about our minimal discomfort when you thought what the soldiers must have ensured living in absolute hell. There was no warm car waiting for them to hop into or a quick trip to a coffee shop to have a ...
... entire thing was rather pointless really.
The Somme is so flat and open, it is abundantly clear why trenches were needed as there is no other cover. Amazing to think what happened there during the war. I wasn't sure what I expected it to look like, but when I hopped off the bus, I just knew that it was the Somme.
We then drove to the Australian war memorial at Villers Bretonneux. Only the Australian's go there as we met all the ...
... line trenches only 100metres or so away from where the German trenches were and learnt about the life in the trenches and their systems. Every evening in the Somme we have returned to one of the towns and back to one of the beautiful and incredible churches for a concert. We have visited Amiens, villers ...
... English at all, not very good for someone running a hotel!
With the current economic situation, it seems that the French have some renewed enthusiasm for tourists, especially WW1 tourists. There some were displays in Paris but here in the Somme area, it is part of a five year event. There are things all over the place, and all very well done.
We found the headstones / whereabouts of the various WW1 veterans we were looking for and it was quite ...