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... the village of Fleury. Fleury, along with eight other villages in the area, was complete decimated by the battle. Nothing was left standing. In the 1970s, markers were placed where buildings in the town used to stand--the bakery, a farm, the town hall, etc. Trees are regrowing here now but you can still see huge craters in the ground from all the bombing that took place. It looks really peaceful now, but it's easy to imagine everything reduced to ...
... biked around the historic city or Trier, oldest Roman city in European history; AND negotiated RH driving along the German autobahns. Well done Graeme- driving 301. I am negotiating the french rural roads, driving 101. Not too much of a rest until today! Life in a campervan is perfect.
You know you are in Germany ...
... something other than free Internet away. We have planned a route avoiding motorways, we see more of the country this way. The countryside is rather flat on the beginning of the journey, were in apple growing territory. The trees along the sides if the road are full of mistletoe hanging in big pompoms, some trees are do laden that they look as if they are in full leaf, instead of being bare. We pass through many villages, most of ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
Other places to stay in Verdun
8 avenue de la Victoire, Verdun | 3 star hotelfrom $133
22 Avenue de Paris, Verdun | 2 star hotelfrom $68
4, rue de la Vieille-Prison, Verdun | Hotelfrom $112
Rue Robert Schuman, Verdun | 2 star hotelfrom $91
11, Rue Parge, Verdun | 2 star hotelfrom $86
9 av. Garibaldi, Verdun | Hotelfrom $50
48 avenue de Metz, Verdun | Hotelfrom $89
12 Place St-Paul, Verdun | Hotelfrom $57