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... end of WWII.
We got to our hotel around 6 pm. Steve and I had just enough time to walk to the Reims Cathedral before dinner. The very old cathedral (about 400 AD) was remodeled and repaired several times over the years. There was substantial damage during WWI. In 1971, a series of stained glass windows was added to the front of the sanctuary. They were created by Marc Chagall, also known ...
We continue to stay on Heather and Tim's boat moored at Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and we have been exploring the local area without going too far. The weather has been quite cool. One of the holidaymakers from a motor home (or camping car as it is called in France) said that it is ten degrees cooler than when they were here last year. Most days it is around 20 degrees but when the sun goes down and the wind gets up it is cool in the evenings. It is still light until around 9.30 ...
... The Avenue really did ooze atmosphere and in itself was worth seeing.
Later on I read and was amazed that the one kilometre avenue has in it's underground, around 200 million bottles laid out in a maze of 110k of cellars, at an average depth of 30 metres. This labyrinth forms an underground town and I agreed with the idea that it could be compared to an underground gold mine!
We checked into our hotel, a funny one - bit of a fawlty towers ...
We pull in ahead of schedule to Champagne Billecart-Salmon in Mareuil-Sur-Ay and meet our very charming host. There are only 2 other people on our tour who happen to come from Perth, what a small world. We had a 1.5hr tour of the vineyards, right through the production process, walked through the cellars, got to see the beautiful house and gardens where the 6th and 7th generations of Billecart family live, and then finally a ...
... took place to mark the occasion, but certainly the monument was most impressive. Some of the fiercest fighting of WWI took place here on the fields spread below us, now peaceful and beautiful in the setting sun...very moving.
A light soup and salad dinner at our little house was all that was needed to complete a very special day here in Champagne!