Friday, September 2, 2011

Vimy ridge war memorial

Up early today and took the train to Arras and from there we took a taxi to Vimy Ridge the sight of the first world war monument. A large monument that sits on the ridge that the Canadians took from the Germans. We were able to walk in the tunnels 8 metres underground and in the trenches that the soldiers used almost 100 years ago. This battle distinguished the Canadians as the Canadian Army and not just a branch of the British Army. Very moving experience.

After taking the train back to Paris we walked around looking for dinner but couldn't decide so we came back to the hotel and walked down the street to the Novatel Hotel. Inside the courtyard was a market and 3 restaurants. We chose one and had more than enough. We often share lunch and we should have shared dinner also tonight. Oh well, c'est la vie.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very interesting - sounds like a lot of walking - hope the legs are doing okay.