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May 24, 2018 - Day 4 - Metz

We had indicated to our host that we planned to be away at 0830hrs and our early morning countryside setting helped. We first drove into Metz where with the help of a friendly lady who was nearly as competent with parking meters as myself we parked to walk the town centre. As with all of these towns of such age there was quite a lot to see of interest. Our first point of call was the Porte Chausssee, the Monument to the Children of Verdun who died for France and the river Meuse. Breakfast of not so fresh pastries, patisseries with very...

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Oct 14, 2011 - Not lost in France

11th October One of the major reasons that we decided on the number 5 Euro velo route (although we think the bloke from Reading made it up as we have yet to see a sign) was because it went through Colmar. We last came on an overnight stop to skiing as it was a convenient place just off the motorway. It was just after Christmas and we thought we had arrived at the home town of Hansel and Gretal it was so pretty and we said that we must return, so we have and it is just as quaint as we remembered. Summer is back, at least in the short term so...

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Nov 7, 2010 - Metz

We are up on a Sunday morning and decide to pass on a hotel breakfast, instead going into Nancy to scout for a much-needed Laundromat. We find one and then, Linda sees a lovely little patisserie where we enjoy fantastic croissants and coffee before walking, while the washing finishes. We know Nancy’s old city is close by. We come upon a classic car meet in the middle of a park – and there is a traveling circus there as well. We keep walking and Voila, suddenly we come upon the most dazzling square, with ornate buildings, wrought-iron and...

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Apr 15, 2010 - Metz-Lorraine-France

Thursday 15th April 2010 Weather:-Hazy/0vercast-4 to 13 degrees Blois to Metz 507k=4:35h An 8 am departure from our hotel in Blois saw us driving through a light mist with 4 degrees of coolness outside. Today was the longest drive of this trip through Europe and we were not really looking forward to it because part of our drive just by-passes Paris and after our last experience when picking Peter up we knew to expect traffic jams; we were not let down, at least 15k of traffic jam was our pleasure today. Driving through France we find a lot...

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Jun 17, 2008 - Metz

Stayed a night in a youth hostel in Metz. Hostels work out expensive for us because you pay per bed and once you’ve timed the price by six you’re paying more than what you pay for an apartment. The advantage is that they are easy to find/book and are usually in good locations for quick one night visits. The other advantage is that you get breakfast included which helps for a quick getaway the next morning. When we stayed at Salisbury YH we made sure we got to the breakfast room as soon as it opened and we all pigged out on sausages and eggs...

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