Ibis Amiens Centre Cathedrale
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... to sand and repaint soon.
I only started to feel better the next day when I saw a photo of a very large commercial barge which had gotten itself stuck under a bridge in Paris. I guess even the big boys mess up sometimes.
Saturday was getting even warmer, and we all piled into a van Nelson and Debbie kindly rented and took off to St. Valery sur Somme, which is at the end of the Somme River. The lock at St Valery ...
... is the life of St John the Baptist, whose skull was brought back to Amiens from the 4th Crusade. Its proper display was one of the reasons to build the cathedral.
One other thing in its favor. We have been in it 4 times since we landed in Amiens and not once have there been more than a 75 - 90 people inside. Anyone who has ever been to Notre Dame de Paris or Chartres will greatly appreciate that!
... little town of Villers-Bretonneux, 20 kilometres from Amiens which was a significant military base for the Allies. It was here that Australian troops were involved in firstly repelling a German assault on the village in early April 1918, and then, once the Germans had captured it on April 24, it was an Australian brigade that managed to recapture Villers-Bretonneux the next day, April 25, and thus ensure Amiens remained in Allied hands for the remainder of the war. ...
... tunnels, trenches and German trenches. It was all very humbling and interesting to see things in person as opposed to just reading about them. We then drove off to the town of Amiens where we'd be staying for the night. Here we ate a delicious Turkish dinner which we ordered entirely in French as the waiter didn't know a word of English. We then wandered the streets for a bit until we found a grocery store to grab food for ...
... station, but most are heading to Bern for work we guess.
Lots of yawning. I spend a euro at the station ( toilet break) and fail to secure a coffee or breakfast. As we travel to Lausanne the efficient ticket inspectors check our tickets. As often happens a glass door manages to swing shut on both of us inflicting minor injuries to our esteems. A stupid swiss man tells us to stop talking as where we have sat is for quietness and tranquility and idiots clearly. Anyway he was right ...