Leaving those grey skies over England, hoping for glorious French summer skies!!!
This ‘Taste of France’ adventure should last 5 weeks until mid August before returning briefly to the UK to exchange sets of grandparents before setting off again in early September for a month trying to cover the rest of France…. phew! it should be an epic summer in France…
Heading south past the Battle of the Somme at Vimy Ridge (one to return to in September after our thought provoking trip to other WW1 sites at Ypres), we headed across wonderfully French countryside on a mixture of peace motorway (toll roads) and small french D roads….
Straddling the Seine it is very much the capital of Northern France and a crucially important city since Roman times. Famous for its wonderful cathedral and cobble roads it is perhaps better know for the burning of Joan of Arc. Both girls were in awe of this story and it again reminded us of the Nobel Peace Centre and the importance of ‘speaking out’ if you strongly believe in something (just like Malala did)
Every region should have Something special