To the Beach
After a couple of days in and around Arras with our friends we hired a car and drove to St. Quentin from where we could drive to the wedding comfortably. Our hotel was opposite the Basilica which is undergoing some repair work at present.
From our bedroom window we could enjoy this view of the Basilique with its elegant flying buttresses. (What a shame about he brick additions)
Just down the road from the Basilique is the Hotel de Ville which for the duration of the summer is on the beach. tons of sand have been brought into the town square along with two pools, boats and all the fun of the seaside except perhaps the waves.