Day 118/353 (Winter Break 3/3)

The Douaumont ossuary
The Douaumont ossuary, built within the Verdun Battlefield.

Back to France, we took a couple of days to visit Verdun, one of the main battlefields during the First World War.

On the 28th we went to Gien, a city built around the Loire, which is the longest river in France. This is the kind of cities I like, maybe because on the continent, the river is the closest link I have to the sea I miss so much.

The day after we drove to my partner’s birthplace in Issoire, then on the 30th we split up for a few days at Clermont-Ferrand where I took the train to Bourg-en-Bresse, to my cousin’s place.

On the road somewhere around GienThe Royal Monastery of BrouRainbow over Lyon

We are meant to meet again in Lyon tomorrow, for a few more days, the last of the holidays.

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