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... 20 minutes) rest, we got back in the car and drove to the center of Reims, where we found parking in a garage near the Cathedral. The walking street was crowded with shoppers. We tour the cathedral, which was very impressive. The proportions are amazing, and the arches soar above the narrow nave. The cathedral was heavily damaged in World War I, and so much of what we saw was reconstruction. The windows in the apse are modern – including works by Chagall. Stunning!
... of cellars right under their facility in town. In the reception there they have the largest wine barrel in the world which was built over 7 years in the 1880's and they pulled it by ox and horse into Paris for the world expo in 1889. It holds 200,000 bottles of wine.
We found an awesome food store, with my highlight being the most impressive looking snails I have seen, so Oli and I had snails for breakfast 2 days in a row. What a ...
... pub beside the open fire before strolling back in the twilight.
To L'Orangerie for dinner. All very formal with personal attention. The 5 course menu was described as "gastronomique", and certainly lived up to its name. I steppped right out of my comfort zone and elected to try (somewhat apprehensively) the "roasted breasts of pigeon". To my great relief, ...
Then we went to the Orangerie to look at the 8 huge Monet water lily paintings. Stunning and we managed to be ahead of the tourists there. We took a bus part way and walked part way down to the Place St Michel across from Notre Dame. We were looking for a restaurant we had eaten in before. We found it but it had changed management again and was now a bit more upscale than we were in the mood for. So we found another ...
... in it. Do you think Geoff and I ordered that one? Yeah, well everyone knows us well enough we don’t do that. The entrée we had was Prosciutto and melon. Then the main we had was a steak. It was cooked medium and rare in parts, but I got over that because it was covered in mushroom gravy, which didn’t taste like mushroom. The small potatoes on the side were fantastic. Of course we had red and white wine with our meal. They were very nice wines. Geoff was the leader ...