It was a rainy day today so decided it was perfect day to do the Louvre. Al and I are members so we only had a short line to enter. We took Connie and Steve to see Napolean III gorgeous apartments first. Then we visited the Denon Wing to view the Italian artists and the Mona Lisa of course. We had lunch then headed for the statues, Connie's favorite. We had a good four hours to explore.
Wednesday March 30, 2016
We spent the morning exploring Reims Old Town. Cathedral Notre Dame Reims has goregeous stainglass windows depicting Joan of Arc's life. The Bibliotheque has some unusual mosaics in the entry way and The Hotel de Ville was interesting. Otherwise we took great enjoyment in just wandering and marveling at the architecture. We arrived safely back in Paris late afternoon. The guys returned the car and Connie and I shopped for dinner. We had a great time on the road traveling France but it's so good to be home.
France | Alsace | Romagne | Meuse-Argonne WWI American Cemetery | Connie and Al
Tuesday March 29, 2016
We drove out of the Alps today and again the drive was quite beautiful. We drove through the Champagne area heading for Reims. We took a detour to visit Verdun battlefields and Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. Al and Connies Great Uncle Joseph Lammerding died there in WWI. We did find a gravesite but are unsure if this is him as they had him listed as Montana rather than Minnesota. We will have to investigate further. The man who helped us at the cemetary also told us where we could walk up into the woods in Romagne and walk the battlefields. We found some gun emplacements and trenches. Our hotel recommended a great restaurant nearby.