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The magic of Christmas continues with a show at Amiens Cathedral.

The magic of Christmas continues with a show at Amiens Cathedral. | Picardy | Scoop.it

The magic of Christmas is everywhere. The wooden chalets and roads plunge us into a fairytale world. A little further away, Amiens cathedral stages one of the most beautiful shows in the North of France.

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A French Education: EASY DOES IT: BAIE DE SOMME

A French Education: EASY DOES IT: BAIE DE SOMME | Picardy | Scoop.it

For best land-side views around northern France's exceptional estuary: foot or bike it

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Armistice Day

Armistice Day | Picardy | Scoop.it
From my address for this day which I will give in Chapel later this morning

I suppose it was an unlikely setting for a life changing and planet changing event.

It was at a meeting convened by...

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Navigating North: Battle of the Somme

Navigating North: Battle of the Somme | Picardy | Scoop.it

Today is Remembrance Day and I have been impressed this week with the number of poppies I've seen around Edmonton. The few non-poppy-wearers truly stuck out like sore thumbs. I'm glad people are not forgetting or ignoring this day

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In Memoriam: World War I - France Today

In Memoriam: World War I - France Today | Picardy | Scoop.it
Across northern France, from Picardy to Lorraine, cemeteries and memorials mark the battlefields of World War I.

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“Forever in Our Thoughts” | Author's Blog

“Forever in Our Thoughts” | Author's Blog | Picardy | Scoop.it

For the last five days I have been in France, with my old schoolfriend Clive, researching some of the First World war battlefield sites for my next book.

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The Somme Picardy News Blog: Felicia's Garden (Le Jardin de Félicie) in Maricourt

The Somme Picardy News Blog: Felicia's Garden (Le Jardin de Félicie) in Maricourt | Picardy | Scoop.it
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Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme | Picardy | Scoop.it
A cross-country drive westwards towards the coast took us first to Noyelles-sur-Mer on the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, a preserved railway which runs across a beautiful coastal landscape. To...
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Pierrefonds, home of Merlin

Pierrefonds, home of Merlin | Picardy | Scoop.it

Like Camelot, tucked away in the heart of the Brocéliande forest, Pierrefond château with its pinnacle towers reaching upwards, nestles beneath the foliage of 14 000 hectares of oaks and beech trees. The sense of mystery is almost palpable. And I’d swear that those stone knights and gargoyles are watching us.

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Dàithaì C: Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France

Dàithaì C: Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France | Picardy | Scoop.it

Thiepval was one of the main theatres of the Battle of the Somme, whose casualties were enormous. In 1932, the Memorial was inaugurated to commemorate the loss of more than 73,367 fighters missing British, Irish and South African soldiers who fell in the battle and who have no known grave

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A Full Day In The Area Around The Somme | Articles Cast

A Full Day In The Area Around The Somme | Articles Cast | Picardy | Scoop.it
Much like the region around Ypres, there are lots of cemeteries, normally along small, muddy roads.
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A Postcard a Day: Remembering the Somme

A Postcard a Day: Remembering the Somme | Picardy | Scoop.it

Today is Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, or Armistice Day, a day for remembering those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The date was originally chosen because the First World War ended officially "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month".

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France: Iain Mayhew visits the WW1 Etaples cemetary and battlefields of the Somme

France: Iain Mayhew visits the WW1 Etaples cemetary and battlefields of the Somme | Picardy | Scoop.it

Among the sand dunes, across the muddy estuary of the Canche River and in the neighbouring fishing town of Etaples, thousands of British and Commonwealth troops were being bullied, cajoled and cursed by sergeant majors as they went through their final training in trench warfare.

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Trip Ideas :: Reviews :: France: The passions of Picardy

Trip Ideas :: Reviews :: France: The passions of Picardy | Picardy | Scoop.it
Thousands of impartial travel reviews and photos from top travel writers and amazing travel deals on package holidays, cruises, UK holidays, short breaks, escorted tours, flights, cheap holidays and last minute deals...
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Photo of la Boisselle

Photo of la Boisselle | Picardy | Scoop.it
La Boisselle Picardy France. ... This photo belongs to. Eoghan OLionnain's photostream (529). Newest photo →; Lochnagar Crater, La Boiselle · Picardy · Ulster Tower · Ghent ...
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1710 Amiens Cathedral | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1710 Amiens Cathedral | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Picardy | Scoop.it
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Amiens (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens), or simply Amiens Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral and seat of the Bishop of Amiens (currently Jean-Luc Bouilleret).
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The Transhenson in the Bay of the Somme:

The Transhenson in the Bay of the Somme: | Picardy | Scoop.it

Do you know about the Hensons? These small 100% Picardy country horses with their golden brown coats are going to leave their summer pastures to return to their riding centre

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A family holiday to France: Posh camping in Picardy

Andrea Pullen and family take the Eurostar to Paris before boarding another train to reach the Croix du Vieux Pont campsite at Berny Riviere. All was going s...
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The Transhenson in the Bay of the Somme:

The Transhenson in the Bay of the Somme: | Picardy | Scoop.it

Do you know about the Hensons? These small 100% Picardy country horses with their golden brown coats are going to leave their summer pastures to return to their riding centre.

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