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... and continued till we arrived at our motel in Amiens 20km later, at 3:20pm. However we put on our complete wet-weather gear and pushed on. Once booked in it was good to get out of all that wet gear and into a nice hot shower. Amiens seems a nice place but it was a little soggy and quiet till the sun appeared about 6:00pm. Another enormous Cathedral, Notre-Dame, 145m long X 70m wide X 42m high, but this one is full of ...
... Romans, Spanish and surprisingly the Russians, who obviously got lost? During WW1 it was occupied and looted by the Germans and 80% of the city was destroyed. Our 2nd Div saw major action near S-Q in 1918 when it captured a German stronghold. A Sergeant in the 21st Battalion won a VC during that action. Rebuilding of the city after WW1 was very slow and adversely affected its progress. Currently S-Q appears a little rundown ...
... the Pommery Vrencken champagne, and it was also very good. Both champagnes were much better than any champagne I've ever tasted in the US. They were light and fruity, not too dry, and bubbly.
After our champagne tours, we took the bus back to the center of Reims and explored the magnificent Gothic cathedral where all French kings have been crowned since the beginning of the monarchy ...
... or Radetzky March - thankfully Radetzky won out! We finished the concert with a combined performance with both bands, featuring Hava Nagila which had the crowd singing and clapping. It was great to walk out of a concert with such a great feeling. On the way back to Reims, our bus was treated to the "real" Gangnam Style, complete with added vocals from Monica, our tour guide. And now it's stuck in my head....... We had a free night to explore some ...
Picked up hire car in middle of Paris, very daunting with all the traffic. Des was the driver and did fabulous job Heading for Reims, the champagne area of France . Lovely town centre with lots of cafés. Headed to epernay to do champagne caves tour with Moët and Chandon. Oh **** we have a flat tyre. Spent next hour trying to get help from ...
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