Posted on Monday 25 April 2011 by Sarah Glazer Khedouri
It was billed as a tour of the World War I battlefields, but what some of us will remember most was rolling through quaint villages, revelling in the scent of wisteria and lilacs, and the camaraderie of friends through mishaps and good times.
It was a week of cloudless blue skies and temperatures that soared to 25 degrees, making us all the more grateful for the shady picnic spots we found along the Seine, the Somme and smaller waterways. We would see some of the largest Gothic cathedrals ever built, one of the most famously painted gardens in the world and the fields where thousands of British and French soldiers lost their lives.
Eleven of us began the journey Saturday, April 16, on the Eurostar to Paris, proceeding by train to Rouen, where we turned around to admire the 1930s Art Deco railway station. more »