"After a very calm crossing we took the route down the Opal coast. We were very much taken with the wide open scenery, numerous beaches, variety of towns & villages plus the lack of other vehicles on the road. This is an area that a lot more time could be spent in.
Driving around the Periphique was very interesting as vehicles come at you from all directions. The sites location is very convenient for the train station & so makes venturing into Paris & the Versailles Gardens very easy.
On the first day we woke up to brilliant sunshine, which turned into a hot day for our visit to the Gardens of Versailles. The Versailles brochure says you need to allow two hours to walk around the garden before visiting the house. We ended up spending all day just walking around it, so the Palace will just have to wait until the next time...The following day was spent doing the normal touristy things in Paris.
Visiting some of the Commonwealth War Graves on route & the very informative exhibitions/museums, plus seeing the landscape gave us a far better understanding of the terrain & horrific conditions the soldiers had to endure in the First World War. The campsite near St Quentin is in the heart of the Somme region, is absolutely gorgeous & we could quite happily have stayed there for at least another week.
This was our second tour with Crossings. As usual the tour was well documented & organised. Bob & Wendy were on hand every day to ensure everything went as smoothly as possible".
(With apologies to D & J for editing it down. Full version avialable in request)