Newark-on-Trent Twinning Association

2010 Breisgauer Weinfest

2010 Breisgauer Weinfest
As with last year's event, this was essentially a private holiday visit to the annual Breisgau Weinfest by Bob, Rita, Tony, Becky and Max. It really is an excellent event and showcase of both the town of Emmendingen and the produce of the area. It would be the web master's hope that those photos of this annual festival that appear on the site prompt others to travel to Emmendingen in mid-August to experience it for themselves. The fun and warmth of welcome are evident in the photos and it really is worth the trip. This particular trip was undertaken by car and motorbike with overnight stops on the way there in the middle of nowhere in Cramant near Epernay and at Kaysersberg in the Alsace region of France. On the way back we stayed in the medieval hilltop town of Laon about 2 hours south of Calais. All of these venues generated stories which are still told to this day! Great fun weekend to be recommended to all.
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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Pre-trip planning barbecue. Ridiculously wet & rainy!

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Bike packed - off we go.

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Bike packed - off we go.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet. They even provided a fill up of petrol from a jerry can.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Overnight at Chez Eric & Silvie, Cramant. Recommended for lovers of peace and quiet.

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Roadside picnic somewhere on the way to Kaysersberg.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Kaysersberg, Alsace. Beautiful.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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Opening of the Breisgauer Weinfest.

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At the Weinfest

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At the Weinfest

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Heiner & Gudrun.

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Rita & Bob

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Rita & Bob

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At the Weinfest

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Bob!!

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Mundingen wine. Top stuff.

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Mundingen wine. Top stuff.

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Rita, Bob, Susanne & Arnold

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Bob

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Becky, Tony & Rita

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Becky & Tony

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Bob & Susanne

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Becky & Julian

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Emmendingen Tor

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Emnmendingen Tor

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The beer bike. Brilliant idea.

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The beer bike. Brilliant idea.

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Emmendingen Tor

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Bob & Gene

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Tony & Becky

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Gudrun & Heiner

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Rita & Max

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Stefan & Susanne

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Max, Stefan & Susanne

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Max,. Stefan & Susanne

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Max

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Max & Stefan

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Max & Stefan

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At the Weinfest

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At the Weinfest

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At the Weinfest

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At the Weinfest

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Tony, Gene & Bob

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Tony, Gene & Bob

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Meal

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Cafe Dackler.

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Becky, Inge, Heinrich & Max

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Tour of the fire station

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Tour of the fire station

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Tour of the fire station

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Tour of the fire station

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Tour of the fire station

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Tony and Becky

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Meal at Cheers

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Meal at Cheers

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Meal at Cheers

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Meal at Cheers

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Max & Gene

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At the Weinfest

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Tony and his entourage

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Gene & Der Elsa

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Gene & Der Elsa

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Gene & Becky

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Gene & Becky

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Gene & Becky

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Fireworks finale to the Weinfest.

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Fireworks finale to the Weinfest.

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Fireworks finale to the Weinfest.

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Fireworks finale to the Weinfest.

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Fireworks finale to the Weinfest.

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Fireworks finale to the Weinfest.

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Fireworks finale to the Weinfest.

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Andrea & Barbara. These girls are responsible for the Weinfest.

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Gene & Bob

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Gene, Becky & Bob

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Rita & Julian

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Rita & Julian

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Stefan & Becky

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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View from the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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View from the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon.

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Le Mairie, Laon.

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Evening meal in Laon.

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Evening meal in Laon.

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Evening meal in Laon.

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Trying to get back into the hotel in Laon.

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Trying to get back into the hotel in Laon.

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Hotel de la Banniere de France

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Hotel de la Banniere de France

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Hotel de la Banniere de France

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Waiting to get on the Eurotunnel.