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Monday, September 29, 2014


A forgotten country on the tourist trail.  Whilst the city of Luxembourg itself is not unusual the older parts are well worth a visit.  The Moselle flows through Luxembourg and the countryside is covered in forests with agriculture being the main industry.  You can imagine it during the 16th and 17th centuries as being a huge hunting area for the royalty of that time.

Luxembourg's recycled tins version of the Terra Cotta army.

This was the Saturdaymorning fruit and veg market right in the centre.

Their Parliament buildings.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Situated on the banks of the Moselle with the campsite elevated so you can clearly see the barges going past.  A great site for stopping off for a few days and right near the centre of the town.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Strasbourg is a 20 minute train ride away, on the ultra fast TGV, from Colmar.  Again similar architecture but well worth a vist.
At least the European Parliament  think so as well because they have a huge assembly building here for their work.  

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Our French trip  took in Colmar in the Alsace region, and a first for me to visit this area  Situated in the Rhine valley on the border of Germany this area, during the Franco Prussian wars has swapped between France and Germany a few times.  This the medieval town has retained many of its existing buildings.

As its so close to the borders of Germany, Switerland, Italy and Belgium it has a diverse range of visitors.

The campsite we used, Camping d'Ill, is conveniently sited just outside the town and so its very easy to walk or cycle in, and the cycle lanes are very good.

This house features many heads on its facade

Canals were built to bring in the goods from the Rhine and this area of Clomar is known as Little Venice.