Travelled: 165 kilometres from Brienne-Le-Château to Verdun in France.
Stayed: Verdun Aire, free. Usual service water extra. N48.39606, E04.53165
Departing Brienne-Le-Château heading north-east for Bar-de-Luc, we are soon confronted with a detour sign. So off we go into the French farmlands on some unnamed minor road. This is the first of two long detours this morning before reaching Bar-de-Luc.
From Bar-de-Luc we turn north on the Voie Sacrée (D1916). During the battle for Verdun (WW1) this winding country road was the only supply route open for almost a year. We are travelling this way, so why not.
We have a quiet evening in the free aire in Verdun. I didn’t hear any trains over night, but a delivery truck dropping off at the supermarket just before 6 am spoilt a wonderful dream. We don’t have any real plan for today other than visit some places associated with the WW1 battle field around Verdun. But that’s our next adventure.
Travelled: 61 kilometres from Verdun to Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France. Visited: Battlefields of Verdun, American Cemetery at Romagne-sous-Montfaucon Stayed: American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, free. No […]