Verdun, France was witness to some of the most devastating fighting in World War I. Last April, we joined the Expat Club to learn more about the “Hell of Verdun.”
We stopped in Lorraine on a whim, not a rare occurrence for us, on the way to Alsace. Always suckers for places with funny names, we decided we couldn’t miss a town called Bitche. (Yes, we are that mature.)
What we didn’t expect was to discover a lovely town, one of France’s prettiest Villes Fleurie, a huge fort, and a unique community garden. We take this all as a sign that a little immaturity while travelling can be a good thing.
While looking at a map, did you ever decide to go somewhere just because it had a funny name? It’s something Andrew and I love to do while on road-trips. So while planning the route for our weekend in Strasbourg, I couldn’t resist heading towards Bitche, simply so I could take my photo beside the sign. Little did I know, Bitche is a lot more than a town with a fun name.