Ibis Budget Abbeville
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Day 3. Please, oh please let today be better than yesterday. My head hit the pillow last night, very soon after dinner, and I passed out almost immediately. With a 0830 start time it was an early breakfast, a couple of layers of clothing as it was cold, overcast morning and along more exposed roads ahead. After several miles on main roads, first …
Set off early, yet again. Always darkest just before the dawn.
Martin drove for a while, but the engine was definitely missing, sounded like it was running on 5 or maybe even 4 cylinders. Eventually we pulled off and found a garage, where I asked them in my best school boy French whether there was anywhere we could find some cover to work on …
... onto Villers-Bretonneux to visit the Australian War Memorial. The town of Fouilloy is dedicated to the Australian soldiers who halted the advance of the German army in 1918. A lot of the streets (or Rue) have Australian names such as Rue de Melbourne etc. The town has a sister city of Robinvale in Victoria and there is a sign just as you enter the town. ...
... how to get there. They told us to ignore all road closure signs and drive through. So Daddy drove like a crazy person. We saw a lot of graves from Australian, Canadian and New Zealanders. We also met many Australians and some even from Brisbane.
Then we headed to our hotel in Port-En-Bessin on the coast of Normandy.
... the bombings and are still made from the original wood, stories of the original stained glass windows of the Cathedral and regional foods to try, (duck paté, macarons d'Amiens - apparently very different from those in Paris, and gateau battu.)
We also went to see a movie (Kickass 2) completely in French, which was an interesting experience and very encouraging to know that I for the most part understood it all.
Hopefully many more great experiences to come.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Clean, basic rooms, everything you need and no more. Good food standards
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