Grand Hotel Des Templiers
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... send to her Czech boyfriend. I guess he’s trying to learn French too and the phonetic pronunciations in the book are really wrong to her. I explained that the same letters can have a different sound in English. I also explained that that is also why I have problems trying to look up anything that people say to me because what I hear is not how things are spelled.
I admit, it’s nice to have roommates again. As long as I get the bottom bunk ...
Today I'd booked on a tour that takes you to the village of Hautvillers, home of Dom Perignon; and to see some small producers of champagne. And yet more tastings..
Now we're all familiar with the name Dom Perignon but I never knew any more than the name..... So the good Dom was an abbott who created the method of making champagne in the 1600s after years of experimentation with the local wine. All the abbeys were into growing vines and making wine but the good Dom ...
... 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 ...
... stones listing the names of people lost and
plaques from the major cities where they were from throughout the building. Under the building they have windows in so people can see the bones of countless soldiers all lying
together. A very sobering site to help understand the magnitude of the battle of attrition.We then headed to the Fort de Duoumont which was a large French fort / bunker built before the war that switched hands a few ...
... Ruinart was founded in 1729 and was soon followed by Chanoine FrÃ¨res (1730), Taittinger (1734), MoÃ«t et Chandon (1743) and Veuve Clicquot (1772).