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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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Nov 6, 2010 - Nancy

We plan on visiting three sites today: the Memorial de l’Alsace-Moselle , the Natzwieler-Struthof Concentration Camp, and finally one of the site of the Maginot Line before going to Nancy. The Memorial de l’Alsace-Moselle is staggering. We go the base but as it’s also a museum and we decide not to go in. Instead we move onto where the actual Natzwieler-Struthof Concentration Camp actually is. First is the museum having depictions of every Nazi Concentration and Extermination camp. We unfortunately now know the difference between the two. We...

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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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Jul 10, 2009 - The Lorraine Valley - Verdun, St. Die

Breakfast was included with our hotel so we headed down stairs for our first restaurant breakfast. Which turned out to be the same breakfast we have been having anyhow (croissants, jam, cereal and yogurt). After breakfast we zipped up the block to the cathedral and walked through a beautiful square. The church was in the midst of being restored. We found out once in the church that it had been heavily bombed and that with age, built in the thirteenth century, was the culprit. Oddly enough the early restoration done in the 30's after the war...

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Margerm Europe 2009

Jul 10, 2009 - First Day

Yesterday I arrived in France at 8:35 A.M., which is 1:30 A.M. in the U.S. We took the bus to the train station in Paris to wait for the TGV train. While we were there, I found it was very difficult to find any free water or toilets, and everything was wayyy over-priced, except for the bread. I bought a "demi-baguette" for 0.42 euro cents. It was delicious! Some interesting things I saw were the tame pigeons... Parisians don't wave.. trash on the side of the road.. and two hobos sleeping under a blanket together outside of the train...

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Kristin in FRANCE!

Aug 1, 2008 - France (Camping Les Breuils - Verdun)

It had rained very hard overnight, and the massive thunderstorm that accompanied it had shut down some of the power to the camp. As a result at about 3am this morning we were awoken by the fridge alarm beeping telling us that it was not working. Not sure why (at that stage) we reset it a couple of times to 240 volts, However it still complained, beep – beep – beep and we finally reset it to run off the vehicle battery (12 volt) power with the promise to work it out in the morning then headed back to bed. Rowena quickly got back off to...

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Blue and JGs OE

Jul 31, 2008 - France (Camping Paris Est – Paris to camping Les Breuils - Verdun)

Thanks to the rowdy group previously mentioned we got very little sleep overnight. The group had headed towards the bar (along with a large number of young people about to start a Contiki Tour) and the party went on for quite a while. I got up in the night when I heard groups walking about the campsite and around the parked rigs. A group sounded as if they were outside and at least one group thought it was funny to bang on caravans/camping cars and run away. There is a complaint due to the management and I deliver it in no uncertain terms...

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Blue and JGs OE

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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Jun 30, 2007 - Autrey

It was an exhausting trip! But I managed to make my way through Paris and made it to Nancy, where Kate and Jana picked me up. I took an hour nap as soon as I got here, then ate dinner with the school staff (not too tasty). We're leaving later tonight for Paris!

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Jul 24, 2006 - Nancy em Nancy

Nancy em Nancy ou a pessoa da Nancy, na cidade de Nancy, a nordeste da França, com o Casal Vinte: Renatinha e Saulinho!! ou Re e Sau com Nancy em Nancy... é tudo de bom!! Uma cidade pequena e encantadora, com uma grande e pomposa praça, onde se reúnem pessoas das mais diversas raças, bem como vários artistas. Pareceu-me que é um point de pessoas de bom gosto. Talvez uma antiga Vila Madalena dourada, com o sol se pondo às 22 horas. Nesta mesma praça ouvimos até música erudita ao vivo, provavelmente de uma estudante universitária, passando,...

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May 24, 2006 - Nr Nancy, France

Glad to have finally cleared all the red tape we zoomed down to Dover on Tuesday pm and caught the 10.15pm ferry to Calais. Arrived after midnight and slept in a ditch near St Omer under a starry sky. Matt, who watches a lot of Discovery Channel, worried about French timber wolves but the sun came up and we were not only alive but so ON OUR WAY!! The M'way south skirts to the east of Paris, through Reims and ontowards the Swiss border. In mixed weather we found a nice camp site by the Moselle south of Nancy and had our first glass of wine...

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May 5, 2005 - Sacy France

Sacy France was a blast. I stayed with John & Carol at their bed & breakfast. We had a ton of wine and cheese and late night bonfires. John's nephew Chris & his girlfriend Allison stayed with us and they added to the fun. Sacy is a small village 2 hours from Paris. It is small, good luck finding it on a map. It is a quaint village made up of old tan stone buildings and looks like not much has changed over the last two hundred years. The people are friendly and it is really laid back. When you have stayed there for a few days you become so...

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