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... back through the town to our car.
From Provins, we had an easy drive to Reims. The sun can out during our drive – hurray! On the way, we drove through the town of Epernay, which has some of the most expensive real estate in the world, along the Avenue de Champagne. Of course, we drove along the avenue, admiring the chateau of all the famous champagne makers.
We found our hotel (a 19th century champagne chateau) and checked in around 2pm. After ...
... big. Once we finally worked out where we were we chose to not take the motorway option and headed towards Dijon through what we thought looked like a nice scenic route through a mountain range. Oli managed to look up from his ipad at a timely moment, and yells out SNOW. There was a spec of white but not much else, but then a minute later I see a little pub and some snow in the car park - Stop the car. It wasn't much but it was the first time ...
... quite like duck so was much enjoyed. The cheese trolley was a delight to behold. How to choose......not a hope, with all the names in french, so went with the waiters recommendation.
Before dinner we'd tried to take photos of the Chateau with little success, as the flash just focussed on the "thick" air. Tried again on our way back with the same result.
... for one month each year. She is a nice lady who seems to adopt people all over the place - we have met French, Australian, and Irish friends of hers and she has had a series of Polish and Irish guys slowly painting her boat. There has been much discussion of paint amongst us.
Then suddenly, two days ago, she said oh, I just remembered about this company I use in Paris and here is their catalog. We have found the Holy Grail! It is ...
... grapes. He also told us how the French Champagne that is mostly consumed in France or Reims is a lot drier than the Champagne that is exported to the rest of the world. He told us that the people in Champagne don’t drink Veuve Clicquot or Dom Perignon as it isn’t the traditional taste and people drink Champagne at the beginning of a meal for that refreshing burst. They never drink Champagne with a meal as it doesn’t compliment the food. Thank goodness Geoff and I ...