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We also hopped on bikes and rode of to find our champagne guy who we did not find the first time we went for a bike ride looking for him - M. Tristan. This time we arranged the meeting in advance. He turned out to be way farther away that we thought - back almost to the lock at Courcelles. It was a tough slog going but not bad coming back as mostly downhill for the return.
We met him at his ...
... Belgium and almost left Luxembourg by this time, so at Emma's request we stopped at the next supermarket in hope that there would be a roast chook for her (us) to feast on! We were in luck and after a quick top up of other stock we were back on the road, me with a chicken sandwich to eat on the road too.... Easier than trying to peck at the roast chicken, although Em did feed me a bit of it too!We kept pushing on and by about half 3 we had arrived in Epernay, right in the heart ...
... and in the petite garden sculptures mostly of naked women!!
The Porte Sainte-Croix dated 1769 was dedicated to Marie-Antoinette and almost felt like you were in Paris!.
Cant wait to get on with our voyage!!
... also put the villages and vineyards in the path of
marching armies on their way to the French capital. Despite the
frequency of these military conflicts, the region developed a reputation
for quality wine production ...
... at the Mumm "factory" just in time for our 11am tour.
The tour was excellent and we spent an hour wandering the tunnels. I think they have 25 Kms of tunnels and 25 million bottles of champagne...good place to get lost. After two glasses of their best champers, we had a quiet stroll home. Back past an English Pub for lunch.
Someone then had a short nap ...