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Day 1-3 (Paris) Day 4        5       6 (France) Day 7     8      9 (Belgium)    Day 10         11       12 (Nether.)
C.O.'s Intro | Itinerary

June 1-3

Dieppe | Juno | Clair Tison Ypres | Vimy | Low Tempo Walcheren | Arnhem | Groningen

2010 Centennial Battlefield Pilgrimage - Day 1-3

The tour began in Calgary with a flight to Paris (with one stop in Toronto). Two days were set aside in the "City of Lights" to acclimate to the time change. The group left Calgary on 1 June 2010 and arrived in Paris on the 2nd, setting out for lodgings at the Novatel Eiffel Tower Hotel in mid-morning. A slight delay in preparing the rooms meant an impromptu tour stop at Notre Dame Cathedral for two hours to start things off.

A bus tour of the city was arranged for June 3rd for those that chose to participate, and the tour company that helped arrange travel and accommodations provided Seine river cruise tickets for individual redemption.

In between, individual tours to various places of interest kept members of the tour occupied. A popular destination was Les Invalides, with the Army Museum and Napoleon's Tomb.

Security in Paris was highly visible in all public places, including the airport, government buildings, and even the Eiffel Tower, as above. Photo by Michael Dorosh

Sergeant Denny Russell and Barry Agnew of the Regimental Archives and Museum study the antique weapons at the Army Museum in Paris.
Photo by Michael Dorosh

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