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... this was the site of an important trading city, traces of an aquaduct now the only tangible evidence. Throughout the middle ages it retained its importance as a trading hub, being on, among others, the route between Italy and Flanders. Craftsmen and merchants from all over Europe flocked to the town now known as Troyes for its bi-annual 3 month long trading fairs. The use of coins and credit facilitated more ...
We passed the impressive chateau at Coucy-le- Chateau high on a hill. There is an Aire there which would have made a good lunch stop, except for the charge of 5e!
We went through miles of rolling farmland - mainly arable, especially sugarbeet. These were pied up in great mountains by the roadside ...
... reminiscing about our trip and comparing each other’s favourite this and worst that, which for the most part we agreed on!
Before heading back to the hotel, we couldn’t resist a wander around the old medieval streets gazing at the distorted old buildings, and the more we walked the more impressed we were. Such a pretty little French town.
Back at the hotel, ...
A 5:30 wake up call (two days in a row now) got us up in time to catch the 7:35 ferry to Calais. A full P&O English breakfast was well deserved. The long autoroute journey began. A longish drive got us to Reims before the kids could really work up into full 'are we there yet' mode! There we had a very interesting and tasty tour of the Taittinger ...
... warm day so we were pleased to arrive at St Florentin, our destination for the night. Our hotel, the last 'on the road' for this trip was just one that we selected at the last minute on Booking.com but was another example of a charming 2 star hotel. We have experienced a lot of these on our trip, good value for money and packed with charm.
That is another aspect of travelling through country France that we love so much.