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Very solemn day. We visited Vimy Ridge today - I've wanted to see this monument for a long time. More rain and really dark clouds set the mood for our visit. As we drove into the site we could see more fields sectioned as there were explosives still underground. The monument itself was absolutely huge. I was awestruck with it's immense size and placement on the Ridge. The view was beautiful. One can see ...
... All soldier artifacts ( uniforms, weapons, personal items, were placed in the floor. I thought this was a purposeful placement in that to take in this display we needed to bow our heads - like we do when we have a moment of silence. For lunch we ate warm baguette sandwiches. Everything closes Down here at noon - reopened at 1pm or beyond. Next stop was ...
... a small display centre and shop, both very tastefully done. Arrived at our motel at 2:20pm and after some routine admin tasks went off to explore the city hall, with its historical displays, and the Grand Place which was completely surrounded by a fairly sad 1920s attempt to reproduce the great architecture of the 17th century. At least they tried. It was pasta and beer for dinner, both cycling energy ...
The past few days have been intriguing and beautiful. We have one night left staying in l'Albert. We have spent the last few days with the smash sight seeing, shopping and exploring the towns and war memorial sites all around la Somme country side. We have visited old German trenches and bunkers, some old new ...
... I was impressed that during one of the wars they routed the chimney smoke from the underground 'city' through a house above ground. In that way the smoke could escape and not arouse suspicion...v clever. We walked for over 1 km underground checking it all out....well worth a visit and we had one of the best tour guides (Clair). She explained in great detail....I am sure she was more helpful due to Sandy's French skills
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis Albert
We got into Albert late with no bookings so tried the Ibis as we were told it had family rooms.
Very pleasantly surprised to find the family room was two adjoining rooms with only one entry door from the corridor, which gave the parents and adults space from each other.
The rate was great under 100 Euro.
Ate at the restaurant and very good value, feeding a family of four for less than 50 Euro.
The rooms were spotless and the staff very welcoming and helpful.
Would recommend this hotel.
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