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... She was eager to practice her English, the type of person I’ve only read about in guidebooks. She’s very nice and we talked about the French language and how she is in Dijon learning how to do massage therapy for older folks. She’s a nurse so with my brother studying to be a nurse there was some common ground there. It was really nice to just talk to someone again! She took a look at the small French phrasebook I have and took a ...
... Grrr…. It’s frustrating!
Anyway, enough babbling from me. Tomorrow I head to Dijon which, from the looks of it, is gigantic. Thankfully they have a metro line so hopefully getting around won’t be too difficult. What I’ve found so far is that the times I think it’ll be easy to find something, it’s incredibly difficult and when I think it’ll be difficult it turns out to be a breeze. I think from now on I’ll just assume everything will be a chore. ...
... but exploration around the cathedral showed some lovely pedestrian boulevards and 'Parisienne' buildings. We then popped into the funky Cafe du Palais for beer, champagne and some cake salé (thought of you, Monty & Nancy!).
On the way home we detoured to Hautvillers, so I could pay homage at the Eglise Abbatiale where Dom Perignon is buried, ...
... sup id="cite_ref-Johnson_pg_211_7-0" class="reference"> The poet Henry d'Andeli's work La Bataille des Vins rated wines from the towns of Ãƒ‰pernay, Hautvillers
and Reims as some of the best in Europe. ...
... over paying less than 20 euros ($25) for top quality champagne. Perhaps I should set up shop here in France.
Mum and I had a few hours to burn before our train back to Paris. We visited the old Roman Gate (Reims was the capital of the Northern European Roman Empire) then a spot of shopping before travelling at top speed of 320KM/hr on the fast train back to Paris - only 3/4 hour.
A great trip to Champagne.