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... We noticed the palace is not on the axis of the gardens. Did sometime tell the king?
Then back to the car and the drive to Provins. Not too bad, although it was dark when we arrived. Lots of roundabouts, then narrow roads through the forest, where I was paranoid about deer. Provins is a very charming town, quite Medieval in character. We had no difficulty finding our hotel, Le Cesar. It is modern in décor but evokes the middle ages: The walls of the hallways ...
... that the standard measuring unit for gold, the "troy weight", evolved here.
While not obvious when on foot, the old town is shaped like a champagne cork, its borders being marked by canals, La Sceine, with boulevards and gardens now replacing the medieval ditches and fortifications.
The old town reflects the structures of the 16th C, with half-timbered houses shoulder to shoulder along ...
... 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.
... going to have to share the champagne, but at least that I way get to sample more. As long as I have a driver ....... Good job I've been in training all year!
That was the end of our walk through the village. While not large, its spread along the edge of a ridgeline, with the surrounding fields covered in vines. Certainly more laneways to investigate, and as we are on the "Champagne Trail", more cellar doors to discover.
... landlady walked towards us. 'You look for ze comping ‘she asked ‘well you must follow monsieur’. Monsieur, standing behind her had obviously had a calvados or two but he staggered to his battered white van, the boot jammed wide open with rusty tools and slurred Zis way’then he started his van and chugged slowly down to the main street.
Not knowing what else to do we followed him around the complicated layout of the village to ...