20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Children of Captain Grant, Journey to the Center of the Earth etc ... Who has not read or at least heard of these novels? Yes, this is the writer Jules Verne,ve did, does and will delight many young and not so young readers,ve love adventure, travel and using the imagination to take us to places we may never visit. The tour of the home was in Amiens, he was born in Nantes, and it was a couple of hours using an audio-guide speaking about his life and work, his journeys and the theatrical legacy regarding his success with many works from this genre. A visit not to be missed.
While visiting the medieval castle of Château-Thierry, I realized that the view of a building on a hill in the distance was quite striking. After finishing our visit to the city, we decided to go and have a look at the building, which is approximately two miles away but pretty well marked and easy to find. It was the North American monument, erected to commemorate the soldiers killed during the fighting in the area in July 1918. During this time, the area also took delivery of the Cross of the Legion of Honor. The monument was designed under the supervision of French-American architect Paul P. Cret and consists of a double colonnade and also has a large terrace overlooking the town and the valley of the river Marne. Both the two huge statues sent from France and the United States are located on the east side. The American eagle in the west are the work of sculptor A. Bolliau. An inscription in French and English really caught my attention: "Time does not diminish achievement and glory". It is a very moving piece of history.
The story I learned somewhat later, is that a young woman named Jeanne Lainé, in the year 1472, defended the city with axes, hence the name was changed and it was named to what it is now. The council is chaired by one of its sides, and the statue of Jeanne is in the iddle of this bustling which houses one of the most delicious coffees of Beauvais.