Hotel Restaurant Le Prieure
Travel Blogs from Amiens
... the spot where the Prince of Orange (heir of the throne) was wounded. There are 226 steps up to the top and the Lion weighs 28 tons. This war and mostly the outcome brought in a long period of peace in Europe.
... and 25,000 Alies)
We then went to see where Australians fought in the WWI in Villers-Brettaneux. I saw that they are flying the Australian flag there. Strange to see this in another country. We could not find the Australian Memorial because they closed the road. We had to go and ask at the Australian school in ...
... breaks during the week.
Simple things such as lined paper are different here in the sense that it does not exist. Everyone writes in notebooks that are lined with small grid paper. The schooling system is done differently here as well, which has created great problems in choosing courses. Here, students pick a faculity (be it languages, sciences, social sciences or French... I mean, lettres as it is called here.) and their schedule is made for them. Simply trying to ...
... Brazil, Morocco, Gabon, Tunisia and Korea.) I spend most days going downtown with a group and exploring. With a very active night life, there are always people in the downtown square, no matter what time of day... or night.
Some highlights of the week;
- Visiting the Cathedral
- Seeing the Cathedral Light Show at night
- Seeing the downtown markets
- Seeing parts of the Medieval Festival
- Experiencing the... interesting cafeteria ...
... have lost their husbands in the war only to loss their sons (and everyone else) not 40 years later when the country they fought for turned on them.
Our next two stops were at Sailly le Sec and Le Hamel to see another couple of Australian Memorials... The le Sec memorial is dedicated to the Australian 3rd Division and Le Hamel memorial is a terrific exhibit that tells the story of Monash and how under his command the fortunes of the Australian ...