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... outside because the church is so large it creates the illusion of them being small. But they really are just massive. Here I took a picture of them with some tapestries (pic 2) cuz, you know, Indy would have wanted me to.
My dad mentioned the other day that with all these museums there must be a lot of jobs available even if it’s just to go around and dust everything. So I took a picture of one of the symbolic items covered in dust and spider ...
... us clear of all the busy traffic. Either side of Reims there were sections where we climbed up into the hillsides which were swathed with vineyards. The vineyards were a hive of activity with workers' heads stuck up above the vines all over the place! Most of the grapes had been harvested and at least some of the activity was to harvest the remainder.
The final section to Laon meandered about through undulating, mostly wooded countryside.
160km clocked for the ...
... the road, have to look right to see the rear vision mirror, gear stick on the wrong side, crazy roads, one nervous passenger....NO GPS! Only had to travel 3km to Champagne Taittinger......40 mins, a gazillion wrong turns, and 21k's later, and no frickin idea where we were we ended up back at the car hire place, BY MISTAKE! Bloody hell, one wrong turn lead us up, and down, the garden path. To make matters worse, I seemed to have developed ...
Stopped off here on my way south.
A pretty hill-top town enclosed within city walls which make for a relaxing 7km walk. Sadly I didnt have time or the desire as i was boiling hot in my motorcycle clothing so spent about an hour here wandering the streets.
A few pictures below.
... which was perfect for the morning. This was the first champagne tour we have ever been on and it was great to be able to learn how champagne is made. This area is famous for its underground chalk caves where champagne is aged and stored. The caves, which can be 30 metres deep, were originally quarries for the chalk stone that the people of the area constructed their houses with. After a nice tasting, we headed back to the centre of town for ...