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We started the day (after a quick breakfast in our room) by walking around the Medieval town of Provins. Being as UNESCO Heritage site, most of the old town was much more 14th Century, instead of the most common 18th and mid-19th Centuries. The town had been host to one of the largest seasonal markets (fairs) in northern France until the mid-14th century, when the fair was overtaken by those of Paris and Lyon. The final blows to the economy ...
... for building. There are only four Champagne houses in the Champagne region that have these crayeres, Veuve Clicquot, Tattinger, Pommery and G.H. Martel.
At one time, all the crayeres were linked, and enabled people to enter and exit the city without being observed. This was critical during the war years, when the crayeres plus the caves and tunnels were also used as refuges and became ...
... t believe the stereotype about French people, they're all extremely nice, welcoming, and willing to help me.
I am living at the internat, aka a dorm-ish boarding place, of a different high school in the town. It kind of sucks. The internet turns off after 11 pm Sunday - Thursday thanks to a proxy setting for the students. They turn the heat off on weekends and vacations because they're "an ...
... needed to be followed by some enlightenment so we headed to the St. Remi Basilica and Martel Champagne tasting room. That evening in the midst of yet another downpour, we saw our double rainbow which led us to a nice crepery for dinner. After a nice dessert crepe, we headed to the cathedral again for a late night illumination / musical craziness (see the pictures and videos). A fun surrealistic end to the night.
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