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The Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium

10 Janvier 2016 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Around Lorraine

Nearly one year after writing this, I found this text in Rye and Battle Observer and decided to place the link after my own article. It explains so much about the pilgrimage of British people to Ypres. Ypres is a pleasant town to visit but, above all,...

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Lille, a pleasant walk around

4 Décembre 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Around Lorraine

Our week end in Lille at the end of September was the opportunity to have long walks in the town. We discovered big squares, narrow lanes, but also all these typical buildings of the north of France. The architecture is so different from the ones in Lorraine....

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Lille 3000-Renaissance, the parade

29 Octobre 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Around Lorraine

Last spring we planned a long week end in Lille to meet our English friends and we chose the last week end of September. We didn't know the town and it was more or less half way from each home. When we arrived at the hotel, we discovered that there was...

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Christmas forever in Riquewihr in Alsace

19 Octobre 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Around Lorraine, #Alsace

I heard about the shop in Riquewihr where Chrismas is celebrated all year long several years ago, but had not time to go till last summer. We discovered Riquewihr and its typical streets first, "picturesque" as it is written on postcards. Then we easily...

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Riquewihr, a medieval town of Alsace

8 Octobre 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Around Lorraine, #Alsace

Riquewihr is surrounded by vineyards and one of the most beautiful town of Alsace. It already existed in Roman times, then was a property of the Dukes of Alsace. Nowadays it is well known because of its wines and its Christmas market. Riquewihr was nearly...

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