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AMIENS, ROUEN, & LAVAL FRANCE.

3 Places worth a visit.

I stayed at the Holiday Inn, Amiens France. near the rail station. London is 3 hours by train, -- Rouen is 100km, and Paris 120km.
Train from Paris Nord just over 1 hour, direct.---Amiens is known for Jules Verne, popular book
authur, science fiction, "Around the World in 80 days" His house is a museum in Amiens,
the museum was closed the day i was there. --- The Cathedral is huge and called the Basilque Cathedral
Notr-Dame D"Amiens, the tourist office is nearby. A tower block near the rail station is the Tower Perret,
110m high with 25 floors.------------- The river Somme flows through the middle of the city.----IAMIENS,  FRANCE.  Tower Perret.   Office and Residential block.  110m high with 25  floors.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Tower Perret. Office and Residential block. 110m high with 25 floors.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.  I stayed at this  hotel.

AMIENS, FRANCE. I stayed at this hotel.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.---Rainy day.

AMIENS, FRANCE.---Rainy day.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.   Cathedral Notre-Dame d Amiens.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Cathedral Notre-Dame d Amiens.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.  Cathedral.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Cathedral.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.  Cathedral.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Cathedral.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.  Cathedral  doorway.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Cathedral doorway.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.  Cathedral  Front.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Cathedral Front.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.  Cathedral  Nave.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Cathedral Nave.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.--Statue in river.

AMIENS, FRANCE.--Statue in river.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE..  I had a lovely  coffee  and cake  here.

AMIENS, FRANCE.. I had a lovely coffee and cake here.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.

AMIENS, FRANCE.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.   Tower Perret.   110m  high.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Tower Perret. 110m high.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.   Jules Verne  House.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Jules Verne House.

AMIENS,  FRANCE.  Jules  Verne  House and Museum.

AMIENS, FRANCE. Jules Verne House and Museum.

EURO  TUNNEL     FRENCH  SIDE. --Usually the Eurostar train speeds into the tunnel, on this occasion it stopped ,and i took this picture.

EURO TUNNEL FRENCH SIDE. --Usually the Eurostar train speeds into the tunnel, on this occasion it stopped ,and i took this picture.

-----------Rouen is the town of Joan of Arc, nicknamed "the maid of Orleans" She is the heroine of France. She was burnt at the stake
by the English,aged 19 in Rouen in 1431. She was taken to the tower that bears her name ,
but not prisoned there.---- The Cathedral Spire,83m, is the tallest in France.ROUEN,  FRANCE.  Nave of Cathedral.

ROUEN, FRANCE. Nave of Cathedral.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.  Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption     RC.

ROUEN, FRANCE. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption RC.

ROUEN,  FRANCE,  -- Cathedral, Tallest spire in France, 83m.

ROUEN, FRANCE, -- Cathedral, Tallest spire in France, 83m.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.  Cathedral

ROUEN, FRANCE. Cathedral

ROUEN,  FRANCE .  Cathedral

ROUEN, FRANCE . Cathedral

ROUEN,  FRANCE..   Cathedral.

ROUEN, FRANCE.. Cathedral.

ROUEN,  FRANCE,   Astronomical Clock from 14th  century , set in a Renaissance  Arch over the  Rue Gros-Horloge.

ROUEN, FRANCE, Astronomical Clock from 14th century , set in a Renaissance Arch over the Rue Gros-Horloge.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.   Rue Du Gros-Horloge

ROUEN, FRANCE. Rue Du Gros-Horloge

ROUEN ,  FRANCE.   Clock works made in 1389.

ROUEN , FRANCE. Clock works made in 1389.

ROUEN,  FRANCE .  Rue du Gros- Horloge.

ROUEN, FRANCE . Rue du Gros- Horloge.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.

ROUEN, FRANCE.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.

ROUEN, FRANCE.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.

ROUEN, FRANCE.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.

ROUEN, FRANCE.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.

ROUEN, FRANCE.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.

ROUEN, FRANCE.

ROUEN,  FRANCE.   Round Tower of Joan of Arc.

ROUEN, FRANCE. Round Tower of Joan of Arc.

ROUEN  FRANCE,  Rail  station.

ROUEN FRANCE, Rail station.

ROUEN,  FRANCE..  Hotel  near rail  station.

ROUEN, FRANCE.. Hotel near rail station.

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Laval is halfway between Rennes and Le Mans. , 300km from Paris France. The Cathedral dates from 11th
century. The river is the Mayenne, and nearby is the Castle. A lovely Square is Place De Tremoille.--LAVAL,  FRANCE.

LAVAL, FRANCE.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.

LAVAL, FRANCE.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.   Castle.

LAVAL, FRANCE. Castle.

LAVAL,  FRANCE .  River Mayenne.

LAVAL, FRANCE . River Mayenne.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.--  In Western  France.

LAVAL, FRANCE.-- In Western France.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.  -----Halfway  between Rennes and  Le Mans.

LAVAL, FRANCE. -----Halfway between Rennes and Le Mans.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.--Cathedral spire to the right.

LAVAL, FRANCE.--Cathedral spire to the right.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.     Cathedral  window at end of street.

LAVAL, FRANCE. Cathedral window at end of street.

LAVAL,  FRANCE,--  Cathedral of Trinity.  RC.

LAVAL, FRANCE,-- Cathedral of Trinity. RC.

LAVAL,  FRANCE. --Cathedral  dates from 11th  century.

LAVAL, FRANCE. --Cathedral dates from 11th century.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.   Place De Tremoille.

LAVAL, FRANCE. Place De Tremoille.

LAVAL,  FRANCE --Place De Tremoille.

LAVAL, FRANCE --Place De Tremoille.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.

LAVAL, FRANCE.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.

LAVAL, FRANCE.

LAVAL,, FRANCE.-- Cathedral.of  Trinity.

LAVAL,, FRANCE.-- Cathedral.of Trinity.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.  --.Medieval Wall

LAVAL, FRANCE. --.Medieval Wall

LAVAL,  FRANCE,   Town  Hall.--Constructed 1831.

LAVAL, FRANCE, Town Hall.--Constructed 1831.

LAVAL,  FRANCE,      In July.

LAVAL, FRANCE, In July.

LAVAL,  FRANCE.   Electric  Bus.

LAVAL, FRANCE. Electric Bus.

3 places worth a visit.

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