Albert

Whilst in Amiens we took a day trip to Albert – a smallish town about 25kms away. We had been told that it was of art deco era, having been destroyed in WW1, and worth a visit. Unfortunately we were more than a little disappointed. The very chatty lady in the Tourist Info centre gave us a leaflet which just showed some art deco architectural details such as balcony railings, windows & plasterwork. Not quite what I was hoping to see!

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The Hotel de Ville was quite impressive……

 

The Basilica, however, is superb! A real bizantine surprise!

 

And everywhere there are reminders of the allied troops and the sacrifices made in WW1.

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Author: mistyjf

I have been boating in Europe since 2009 when I shipped Misty Morning to France. Time & life move on! Adrian, my new partner, & I bought Piedaleau in 2015 to continue and expand our European boating adventures.

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