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... ages, but as he felt they should have been.
The basic structure was rebuilt to pretty much the same floor plan and dimensions. Many of the defensive features of medieval fortresses were re-created, though Stan says the firing slits are too large, for example. His major creativity was in the large salon rooms, which are painted in multitudes of colors and designs, which medieval castle rooms were not - they were ...
We had breakfast and packed our bags to leave LeHavre this morning. We didn't have to board the bus until 9 am, but we had a lot of driving to do today.
For our first stop, we visited a small museum built around the train car where the armistice for WWI was signed. In 1940, Hitler used the same train car to accept France's surrender. The car which was actually general Foch's office, was ...
... as they weren't in the slightest bit worried about us.
The Route Touristique du Champagne had my name on it. Drove through every hamlet that had a champagne maker. Swung past Le Chateau d'Etoges (recommended) and ended up booking in for Monday night. Continued to enjoy the autumn colours across the hills of grapes as we wove our way around and through ...
... and scraping with a paint scraper. Then Stan sands, and grinds rusted sections, and wire brushes, washes with something he calls methyl ethyl death, and then with paint thinner. Then we put a line of blue painter tape underneath, and put on a coat of primer. So far we have gone all the way up one side and across the front. One whole side to go. There is also the back but that is in decent condition and we will probably leave it for next year.
Grey overcast skies, with rain. P & O Ferry from Dover at 8.25 (Pride of Canterbury) - very few travellers en route to Calais, so plenty of choice of seating areas and in the 'Brasserie', where we had a large continental breakfast (too much food already! Feeling queasy from this rather than the boat....) Easy drive down to Reims in the rain, where we arrived earlier than planned. Was ...