Tag Archives: Valenciennes

Amiens, Albert, Louvre-Lens. War and Art.

Continuing on from my previous post we made the most of having a rental car and made a trip to Grévillers where there is a New Zealand memorial at one of the many British Cemeteries, which evokes the defence mounted … Continue reading

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Dunkerque, Matisse, Cambrai and Arras.

Having planned to do a few day trips by train we realised it was more economical to hire another car when a deal came up for 7 days at only €144. This has the added benefit of visiting small villages … Continue reading

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Tyne Cot, Passendale and Brugge.

Valenciennes is our home port for the winter and due to low water levels in some of the French canals we have found ourselves tied up rather early this year. With more than six weeks before we head back to … Continue reading

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Seneffe to Valenciennes, back into France we go.

Bonjour, we are back in France after an interesting and generally enjoyable trip through southern Belgium. The last time I wrote we were in Seneffe and planning our trip down the historical century old but recently renovated four boat lifts … Continue reading

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