FRANCE - PICARDIE



                                                                                                  
                                                                                            

                                                                                 

                                                                                                    
                                                           

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                       
                                                              

                                                              
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                 
                                                                                                              
                                                                                        
                                                                                  
                                         
                                                                                        
                                                                          
                                                                              

                                                                                                 Picquigny Castle



Château de Picquigny is een kasteel gelegen in het plaatsje Picquigny en ligt 13 km ten westen van Amiens.


Château de Picquigny is a castle located in the village of Picquigny and lies 13 km west of Amiens.



                                                                             
                                                                 De ingang van kasteel Picquigny.

                                                                                      The entrance of castle Picquigny.






                                                                 
                                                                 Het kasteel is gebouwd in 1066.

                                                                                         The castle was built in 1066.






                                           
                                               Het
kasteel werd herbouwd in de 14e,
16e en 17e eeuw.

                                                          The Castle was rebuilt in the 14th, 16th and 17th century.





                   
                                Maar helaas leed het kasteel aanzienlijke schade tijdens de Tweede wereldoorlog.
 

                              Unfortunately, the castle suffered considerable damage during de second worldwar.



                                                                      
                                                                 Hier sta ik bij kasteel Picquigny.

                                                                                Here I am in front of castle Picquigny.






Binnen de
 muren van het kasteel staat de Collegiale Saint-Martin kerk, die werd als slotkapel opgericht
in 1066.

Within the outer walls of the castle stands the Collegiate Saint Martin church which was founded as the castle chapel in 1066.





                                                               
                                                             Uitzicht vanaf het kasteel op Picquigny.

                                                                                       View from the castle on Picquigny.





                                                             Rond het kasteel zijn leuke kleine smalle straatjes.

                                                                Around the castle are cute little narrow Streets.
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                                                                         Château de Rambures



                                                                           De ingang van Château de Rambures.

                                                                         The entrance of Château de Rambures.


              


Château de Rambures ligt 46 km ten westen van Amiens. Het kasteel van Rambures is gebouwd in de 15e eeuw tijdens de honderdjarige oorlog.

Château de Rambures is located 46 km west of Amiens. The Rambures castle was built in the 15th century during the Hundred Years of war.



                                                                            De binnen plaats van het kasteel.

                                                                                   The courtyard of the castle.






Het was het eerste kasteel in Frankrijk die artillerie zou kunnen weerstaan. De ronde torens en de bijzondere constructie zijn gebouwd van bakstenen. Bovendien, met 70 soldaten en 16 kanonnen was het fort bijna niet te veroveren.

It was the first castle of France which could resist against artillery with its rounds towers and its special construction make of bricks and stones. Moreover, with 70 soldiers and 16 canons, it was a fortress almost impregnable.



                                                                   
                                                                   De rozentuin van kasteel Rambures.

                                                                                         The rose garden of castle Rambures.

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                                                                                                         Le Crotoy




Het badplaatsje Crotoy ligt slechts 15 km vanaf Saint Valery sur Somme. Als het weer mooi is kun je Crotoy zien liggen vanaf Saint Valery sur Somme.

The seaside village Crotoy is only 15 km from Saint Valery sur Somme. If the weather is nice you can see Crotoy lie from Saint Valery sur Somme.


                                                                          


                                                                                             Het haventje van Crotoy.

                                                                                                 The harbor of Crotoy.







                                   Behalve een aantal scheepswrakken liggen de boten op het droge tijdens eb.

                                           Besides a number of shipwrecks the boats lie on dry land
at low tide.





Jeanne d'Arc werd opgesloten in Crotoy voordat ze naar Rouen werd gebracht voor berechting. Het beeld is gemaakt ter ere van Jeanne d'Arc.

Joan of Arc was imprisoned in Crotoy before being taken to Rouen for trial. The sculpture is made in honor of Joan of Arc.






                                                                       Gezellige restaurantjes bij Quai Léonard.

                                                                             Cozy restaurants at Quai Léonard.





                                                                                Leuke smalle straatjes in Crotoy.

                                                                                  Nice and cozy streets in Crotoy.





                                                          Een leuk en mooi hotel restaurant Hotel les Tourelles.

                                                      A nice and beautiful hotel restaurant Hotel les Tourelles.







                                                                                           Het strand van Crotoy.

                                                                                              The beach of Crotoy.








                                             Een prachtig appartement complex Résidence Pierre & Vacances.

                                                A beautiful apartment complex Résidence Pierre & Vacances.
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