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... 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 ...
... be collected.
When we got to Soissons, on the ring road we passed La Sucrerie - an enormous sugar factory, with belching chimneys and huge piles of sugarbeet, overlaid with a sickly sweet cooking smell - it was just like Bury St Edmund's!
We passed Chateau-Thiery and Sezanne, and skirted around ...
At 1pm we pulled into a random town for a quick bite to eat and to stretch our legs. This random
town being called Chalon sur Saone and of all the days in the year, this weekend had some sort of hippy festival on.
Well we assumed it was a hippy festival because there were hippy’s everywhere!
Some of the things we saw were: groups lazing ...
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 ...
... with this news as it means I will spend tonight enjoying the hotel facilities I've missed these past two nights, eg., a proper bed with sheets and blankets, Wi-Fi, etc. I didn't include bathing facilities in this short list as I did eventually discover a bath and shower at my last night's lodgings. They were at the very top of the house which I hadn't explored earlier in the day.
The route today took me through a combination of ...