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Feb 17, 2020 - Versailles Palace

Day 37 - Mon 17th Feb We had our first taste of daytime rain for a longtime as we drove up through France to Versailles. We thought we’d have a look at the palace & gardens as we have plenty of time available. The car parks close to the palace are horribly expensive so we went for some roadside parking about a mile down the big boulevard that leads up to the palace. Not sure if it is a palace, a chateau or a castle. We eventually managed to find a spot big enough to park in, had coffee & then set off down the road. We called in at an...

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Sep 17, 2015 - Flying to France

Saying goodbye to Ennis, we loaded up and headed to Shannon airport to say goodbye to Ireland. We really enjoyyed the people and places. The countryside is beautiful and the towns are lovely. Off to France. Picked up our lovely Citröen Picasso at Beavais airport north of Paris. Much bigger and newer than the Fiesta we drove in Ireland. The side mirrors fold in automatically when you torn off the car so no one can clip you.

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Jun 22, 2012 - Back to France

Another day in the WW1 battlefields, this time in the area of the Somme. It is a bit strange to drive through villages and see the Australian flag flying. Visited the village of Bullecourt, just outside the town is a large Australian memorial. The first assault at Bullecourt resulted in one of the Australians greatest losses - The 4th Brigade suffered 2,339 casualties out of 3,000 men. One of the casualties at Bullecourt was my great uncle Benjamin McFarlane. We were able to visit the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetry near the village of...

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Oct 2, 2007 - Beauvais (Boovay)

What a day - Very interesting Our first exeperince of cut price airlines Step 1 Flying out of Paris - well maybe but actaully far from Paris even for Europeans. Beauvais is a provincial town to the North of Paris well out in the rural areas. A great trip out on the train through the farms etc but 1 Bus to the station (Gare) 2 RER (Suburban Train ) to meet the Country Train. No problems with connections but certainly allow a couple of hours Step 2 15 kg bag limits means 15kg not 15.1. €12 ($18) if you are over. The arrivals hall is dotted...

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