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Europe » France » Lorraine » Verdun July 12th 2015

Sunday 12 July 2015 Our visit to Metz did not disappoint us. After a full day of sightseeing it was time to move on. Our plan for today was to visit Verdun on our way to Reims. The day started cooler than we have felt for a while but there is no hint of rain. A few days ago rain had been forecast but there is no sign of rain as we start off on today's journey. Heading northwest we pass through wide open fields of grain which are now starting to be harvested. It certainly looks to be a good year. Not long after we left Metz we came across a roadside memorial. We made a quick detour and discovered a German memorial to soldiers killed in the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War. Beside the memorial are ... read more
Metz to Verdun
Verdun
Verdun

Europe » France » Lorraine » Metz July 11th 2015

Saturday 11 July 2015 It wasn't surprising that we slept in this morning. Our fellow guests next door haven't yet learnt the etiquette of hotel accommodation. The drive along the upper reaches of the Mosel River took a long time because of the meandering nature of the river. So with noisy neighbours and a long drive we really needed the sleep. We are a bit naughty when it comes to travel. European hotels don't provide tea or coffee facilities in the room so we have to provide for ourselves. The result is we have our regular morning coffee before we start each day. Today as the jug came to the boil the TV went off and the jug stopped boiling. Oh dear! We're going to be found out. Have showers, no shave, no hair dryer, hide ... read more
Metz
Metz
Metz

Europe » France » Lorraine January 3rd 2015

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Europe » France » Lorraine January 3rd 2015

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Europe » France » Lorraine January 3rd 2015

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Europe » France » Lorraine January 3rd 2015

Bienvenue sur le blog des PotesCorn :) Vidéo sur notre passage à Los Angeles ... read more
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Europe » France » Lorraine January 3rd 2015

Europe » France » Lorraine » Verdun September 3rd 2014

.Not quite as sunny as forecast when we woke but good enough for a scooter day out. As it happened by midday the sun came out properly and we had a rather lovely blue sky day. First stop on our scooter tour of Verdun and its WWl historical sites was the Underground Citadel. Built in the 1600s to defend the city which has long been in the disputed area between France and Germany it now houses a rather brilliant display of its usage during the war. We did the tour on an automated ‘truck’ which took us along dark tunnels in which filmshows suddenly appeared on walls which then parted to let us pass through. At one point we almost appeared to be on a plane looking down and then the, fortunately short, trip through the ... read more
Getting slightly wet in Verdun
Verdun centre and the only remaining city gate
Verdun WWl memorial

Europe » France » Lorraine » Verdun September 2nd 2014

Had a lovely drive today. Such a pleasure to take to the open roads of France which have so much space we can actually enjoy driving, well Bob drives, I enjoy it. Woke to a slightly damp day, a teeny bit autumnal and misty, very pretty especially on such a nice campsite. We set off in good time as quite a few miles to cover and we were not touching motorways today, Bob had found what looked to be good route cross country. It was. We drove through several small towns, always more interesting than bypasses. We also drove past miles and miles (and miles) of agricultural land, fields, mainly already harvested and enormous and not separated by hedges as are many of our English fields. We must have seen a hundred tractors working away, ploughing, ... read more
Early morning mist over Picardy
Now which windmill looks best ?
Pretty towns and villages of Picardy and the Ardennes

Europe » France » Lorraine » Metz April 21st 2014

It is by wonderfully sunny afternoon, this Sunday December 1st that I boarded the regional train towards the City of Metz and its Christmas Market, Christmas Markets should I rather say as they are 6 in total spread around the city centre, but all within a walking distance. As soon as I arrive in the historic train station I was greeted by the towering silhouette of the giant Vosgian Christmas Tree dressed in silver and white which welcomes you in a City that knows to celebrate Christmas with warmth ! I know the centre of Metz quite well and yet it was a a wonderful surprise to discover all these familiar Streets and squares dressed in festive colours starting with the Place de la République with its Big Wheel and its Ice Skating Rink then to ... read more
Metz Christmas Market
Metz Christmas Market
Metz Christmas Market




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