Weekend Road-trip France 2017

Lily surfed my couch for a few days late August 2017. We took a small road-trip over the weekend: Black Forrest, Switzerland for a beer, France and back again. We stopped in Belfort for the night and I stayed in the Brit Hotel Belfort Black Forrest Calw Calw Freudenstadt Movelier Quick beer stop in Movelier OUI! for the potato! Belfort Decided to circle back to Germany over Belfort and Strasbourg. A quick search online and I found the Brit Hotel Belfort. Brit Hotel Belfort…

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A long Weekend in France – Part 3

Today we drove from Sainte-Menehould over Navarin and Sainte-Menehould to Nancy with a few stops on the way. The same big sky Navarin Monument Aux Morts des Armées de Champagne, Ferme du Navarin or the Ossuary of NavarinThere are more than 10.000 soldiers buried inside the pyramid. The sculptor worked the faces of three real people in the statues on the top. On the right Quentin Roosevelt, nephew of the President of the United States, who died in the service of France. The soldier…

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A long Weekend in France – Part 2

Todays plan - a circle from Douaumont to Reims and Auberive after that over Souain-Perthes-lès-Hurlus to Sainte-Menehould. Visit a few more cemeteries and see some French country side. Douaumont Ossuary A memorial build within the Verdun battlefields. It contains more than 130.000 fallen soldiers of the French and German side. In front of the memorial is a big graveyard with more fallen soldiers. The battle of Verdun was the longest in human history and lasted 303 days. In 2000 it was estimated that the…

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