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... in the fields around Verdun. This is the main area where the trench warfare was. The Germans and the French had miles of trenches here and turned the whole area into a wasteland. Thirteen area villages were destroyed during the war and were never rebuilt. Over 800,000 people died in this area in 300 days of battle. Over 2,000,000 shells were fired during the first 10 hours of ...
Breakfast this morning was the absolute best so far. I wish we had taken a photo of the magnificent spread that Simone and Philippe had set up. Beautiful fresh fruits and stewed fruits as well as home made jams and by far the best croissants we've had anywhere. We could have stayed for hours, eating our way through the day however we needed to head off to the champagne region to our next accommodation. We picked our next place based on not much except ...
There has been nothing remarkable about the countryside we have cycled through today - no huge mountains or dramatic limestone gorges but it has been just 'nice'. The roads we have been on for most of the day have taken us through a mix of woodland and farmland interspersed with pretty villages.Those same pleasantly undulating roads are in excellent condition and have, for the most part, been completely empty. Such an extreme contrast ...
... it wasn’t the end of the world.
The area that we stayed in was interesting as it was the
site of one of the biggest battles of the 1st World War. There are
lots of memorials and grave sites where the victims of this battle are buried.
One of the stats that I remembered was that during this battle some 600 million
shells were thrown at the allies by the German invaders. Crazy stuff.
Saturday 16 AugustThe campsite management at Camping La Paille Haute arrived at 09:30 with a Toyota
4x4, to pull us off our pitch. We now know we must never to enter a pitch nose first when
the ground is soft - but we were not the only ones to be rescued that morning!