Monday, October 11, 2010

Amiens, Birthday Party, & Vimy

After our little Switzerland vacation we took the Friday morning off to relax in the apartment doing odds and ends. By noon it was a beautiful day so we packed up a picnic and went to the Jardin Minelle.

After our picnic we walked along the Scarpe river to the Cité Nature, which was and still is currently, hosting an exhibition for the local dress designer, Sylvie Facon. The dresses are absolutely beautiful and very unique.

The next day was my Birthday. To celebrate my Gramma and I went to Amiens for the day to see the grand cathedral and have lunch along the Somme at one of the riverside restaurants. We checked out the local market before heading to "Le Quai" for two gigantic bowls of very filling salad. After lunch we walked over the canals along the various bridges up to the Cathedral.

Birthday Feast

We also did some shopping in the city centre and stumbled upon a cultural fair with plenty of stands offering flavors of the world. At home, Andre prepared a delicious birthday feast with foie gras as the aperatif, Carbonnade Flammande for the main course, and of course a cake; tarte au flan with berries from the local bakery.

On Sunday we made our way to Vimy via the local taxi to see the monument and walk around the site. It was our last full day together in Arras, because Monday we went to Paris!

Vimy Grass cutters

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