Albert - a must-visit town.August 22 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C
Pronounced more like Albere rather than Uncle Albert, the brochure at the tourist information office claimed this to be a must visit town. I can only assume that the only tourists they where expecting were from nearby farms.
We opted for a short day trip for our final day in Amiens. I have learned that you don't have to have a good reason to go to somewhere when travelling, just go there and enjoy the adventure. We chose Albert, a short train ride from Amiens. There weren't a lot of trains, the options for our return trip were 2pm or 4pm.
The gardens were interesting with its streams and waterfalls interspersed with chook pens, geese and pigs. We found a lovely patisserie with superb eclairs.
Of course they have their own Notre Dame- Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières. This makes a great photo stop, party due to the Aussie flag flying at the attached War Museum but mostly because there wasn't much else to take pictures of.
We were and truly all done in time for the 2pm train back to Amiens.Read more