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Picture of the Day

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I thought it would be a lovely idea to get some fresh air today. And Ingrid desperately wanted a change of scenery as well… So, we went to Pas-de-Calais – in the northwest of France, one of favorite regions in la douce France. We were very lucky with the weather. When we left Brussels, it started to rain, but once we…

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Looking for a sandwich in Caudry

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I don’t know whether I have told you this before, but The Viking and I can be very absent-minded. It often happens that we find ourselves on the road and after a couple of hours we realize that we haven’t brought anything with us to drink or eat. Which is very stupid given the fact that we spent a lot…

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Finally back on the road – Vertigneul

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Our first big trip after the car had been fixed – or so we thought … – took us to France. The Viking was in the mood to see some World War I memorials again and I thought it could be a good idea to photograph such places in another season than autumn or winter. We programmed our GPS to…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Cambrai: Where we did take pictures …

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… but not the ones that we wanted to take. After our little adventure in Le Mans, I woke up in the car a couple of hours later. I felt slightly better, the extra sleep was exactly what I needed and my backache was disappearing. I was also happy to be on the road again and since we had less…

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La Coupole – The museum

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After your visit to the tunnels, you take the elevator and visit the museum itself, which is located in the heart of the bunker. The exhibitions consist of different kinds of audiovisual material and (replicas of) various objects. There are three themes: life in occupied France during World War II; the different weapons, especially the V-1 and V-2 and the…

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La Coupole – The Tunnels

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Once you have paid the entrance fee and put on your audio guide, you start your visit at La Coupole in the tunnels. There are a couple of smaller exhibitions here about life in northern France during the first World War and about how the Nazis started with the construction of the tunnels and the bunker itself. Most of the…

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La Coupole – An introduction

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If you have been following our blog for some time, you know that The Viking and I are interested in World War II. After having traveled around in 20 European countries together, we are still amazed to find so many traces of this war. We have already visited some concentration camps and museums dedicated to World War II. Now it…

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Wonderful Wimereux

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Our last stop on our French escapade was in Wimereux, a pretty town with old colorful houses. A little bit like Colmar, but then at the sea. At the end of the 19th century, the town started attracting wealthy families from Paris and Lille. Nowadays, tourism is still one of the principal activities and lots of foreigners even have a…

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