Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Monday 8 July 2024

Monday 8 July 2024 - Montreuil-sur-Mer

The car was in action again today, with an uneventful 310 mile journey to Montreuil-sur-Mer, where we arrived at Les Remparts hotel at 3:30pm.

We took a roundabout route through Belgium, just for a change, and that excused us from the French tolls.

Our room looks onto the main square, and the hotel backs onto the ramparts. 

Sue and I set off on a traditional (we have stayed in this town many times) stroll around the town walls (ramparts). A short section was fenced off. We soon discovered why. We hope that nobody was on the path when it collapsed. 

The walls were otherwise happily intact.

The next picture was taken near one of the town gates, and shows the road to the campsite, visible in the distance. 

A view to the town inside the walls.

An area of deteriorated wall in the moat area has recently been repaired.

Elsewhere, ivy has a grip on the old bricks.

In WW1, General Haig spent time here during the time when thousands of soldiers were sent to their deaths. Despite this, a statue has been erected.

We spent the rest of the day in the familiar surroundings of this nice little town.

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