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Arrondissement d’Arras

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  • Day15

    Christmas in Paris

    December 25, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Christmas morning was off to a slow start. We rolled out of bed at 10am to the couch to watch all things Christmas. Ty needed some clean clothes so he headed out to do laundry. We finally came alive at 3pm and headed to the Eiffel Tower. The plan was to catch it in day light and at night.

    We also scratched making a Christmas dinner and decided a picnic at the tower would best suit the situation. Lynds had bought me a bottle of Moët and Chandon champagne for my birthday which obviously had to be drank some where special.

    To our surprise the metro was running and stopping at all the stops. It was a Christmas miracle. We made it to the Champs-Élysées and walked to the Arc de Triomphe which is pretty impressive.

    We then made our way to the Eiffel Tower where we had a photo shoot with our rams and then ate cheese and drank champagne. I think it is the most French day you can have in Paris.

    After eating our last bowl of onion soup in France we went back to the flat where we drank wine, listen to Christmas songs and watch Holiday SNL clips.

    Christmas in Paris did not disappoint.
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  • Day15

    Canadian National Vimy Memorial

    May 24, 2015 in France ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Forcemembers killed during the First World War. It also serves as the place of commemoration for First World War Canadian soldiers killed or presumed dead in France who have no known grave. 
    The memorial took monument designerWalter Seymour Allward eleven years to build.King Edward VIII unveiled the memorial on 26 July 1936, in the presence of French PresidentAlbert Lebrun, 50,000 or more Canadian and French veterans, and their families.
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  • Day3

    Vimy Ridge

    March 10, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    The place where Canadians first fought as a country. They succeeded in taking Vimy Ridge back from the Germans. The memorial contains the names of soldiers without graves. I found my family's name on this memorial (G.A. Omand). We also had the opportunity to go inside the tunnels and trenches at Vimy.Read more

  • Day7

    Le St. Germain Restaurant, Arras, France

    June 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    This was a Franco American restaurant located in the underground tunnel system. Doug enjoyed his ribs. I wasn't a big fan, they had no sauce and were salty. We both had chocolate mousse for dessert and mine had eggshells in it.

  • Day6

    Vimy Ridge Visitor Centre, France

    June 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today we visited the Vimy site. Our first stop was the visitor centre. The staff consists of Canadian university students who are their for 4 month shifts. They are incredibly friendly and wonderful to talk to as we understand everything they are saying (no accents). Right away we toured the trenches and tunnels. The trenches have been rebuilt but are in the exact locations and formations We saw both the Canadian trenches and the German trenches as well as "No man's land" in between. The tunnels were the most interesting. We came out of them right where the Canadians would have come out to fight in the middle of no man's land. The visitors centre was new last year to the site for the 100th anniversary of the battle.Read more

  • Day8

    Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, France

    June 28, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    The Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries are extremely well kept and beautiful. This one is called Cabaret Rouge. It is a rather large one with more than 7,650 soldiers buried here. We have included a picture of the headstone from the unknown soldier who was removed from this cemetery and now lies at the War Memorial in Ottawa.Read more

  • Day6

    Vimy Ridge Memorial, France

    June 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The Vimy memorial was very impressive and we had a beautiful day to see it as it really stood out against the blue sky. It wasn't as big as we were expecting based on what we had seen on TV. There were not too many other people there and we were able to go all over it basically on our own. As it's a very bright white marble and it was a bright and sunny day you had to be very careful. It made the large steps all over it very hard to see. We were very impressed and felt incredibly lucky to be able to see it.Read more

  • Day6

    Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Cdn Cemetery, Franc

    June 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    This is a Canadian WW1 Cemetery that is located right at the edge of where John Kennedy fought at Vimy Ridge. We had to hike in to it. Along the way we were seeing craters in the woods from the bombings much like in the Vimy park. We also spotted 4 barbed wire posts left in the woods. We reached the cemetery and it was incredibly well maintained. We continued hiking further as Doug was hoping to spot landmarks and find some shrapnel balls. He had no luck but we did find poppies growing wild.Read more

  • Day6

    Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

    June 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    This village is right beside Vimy and it's a village that shows great appreciation for the Canadians. There's Canadian flags flying around the town and they put maple leaf stickers on everything from their garbage pails to their mailboxes.

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