Kyriad Amiens Nord
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... city. Unfortunately we missed the closing time of Amien's Cathedral. This cathedral is the largest cathedral in France (100 points for those of you who know what makes a Cathedral a Cathedral) and can fit more than double the people that can fit in Notre Dame. The Cathedral itself is the 19th largest Cathedral in the world and was built between 1220-1270. Although we could not go inside today, we were able to take beautiful photos of the Cathedral at night.
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... the P&O Spirit of Britain ferry. Ummmmm Manly Ferry is but a mosquito on the Dover to Calais ferries. Unbelievable what they can fit on these ferries. It is like a luxury liner but with cars and trucks and stuff. We picked the perfect day to see the White Cliffs of Dover behind us and the weather was calm and glorious. It was approximately an hour and a half journey but to be honest, I was shocked when we hit France shores. ...
... the weather or war. Each site was a moving experience and gave each of us an insight into the terrible consequences of war. If you scroll through the photos a summary of each site is provided.
Tonight we stayed in Orleans, it was long afternoon drive but it has cut down our travel time for tomorrow when we arrive at our first Gite in Montpezat-de-Quercy.
... later; are there none at Versailles?
We also toured the gardens, in their winter guise. It was cold, but we enjoyed the walk.
From Compiegne, we drove to Amiens, picking up traffic just outside of town. Most parking lots were full, but I did get a space in a lot a few blocks from the hotel. I think it might have been the last spot in the lot (maybe even in the city). We walked to ...
... moving, I think we were all hanging out to see the memorials to the Australian soldiers. Red poppies do actually grow wild in this area. Next stop Pozieres. In the words of Australian official historian Charles Bean, the Pozières ridge "is more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth." Stopped briefly at a farm called Mouquet farm, another German strongpoint that cost many Australian lives to attack. The village itself was ...