Travel Blogs from Châlons-en-Champagne
... show him that apparently, that isn’t an issue (pic 3). In all reality, most of the people there I’m pretty sure are volunteers. Just like in the U.S.
The rest of my day was spent travelling to my new city, Dijon. The population of Dijon is about twice that of Medford so it’s a mid-sized city. In my mind it’s larger though cuz it’s big enough to need a Metro line. As I write this, I’m sitting four floors up, ...
... to what we want to see.
Our plan was to go back to Epernay the next day, but ahhhhhhh we slept in till 9.30am oops, so we gave Epernay a miss and took a drive into Chalon's en Champagne to have a squiz. Very pretty place.
Right so next morning, alarm set for 8am, we were up and ready to go by 9am. Headed into Epernay and our first stop was along Avenue de Champagne at the Mercier Champagne House, this avenue is the most expensive avenue in France, more so than ...
... couple of so-called Aires which were really just a parking place near one of the canals, so I checked the iPad data and found one, albeit 60 km away.
So we hightailed it across more farmlands and through more deserted villages, and finally found what we wanted in Chalons en Champagne, supposedly rated at 4 stars...........
4 stars my ****!
I'd give it maybe 2 stars, and in so typical French fashion, the sanitary ...
... was set and we were on our way. Thirty miles into the trip and I had not seen a petrol station, a couple of miles later and I had to switch onto reserve. I decided to stop and get some help from my Garmin. It told me that the nearest station was two miles away. When we got there it was closed, oh well, on to the next one. This one was just a shell of a building so onto the third.Finally, the Valk was filled to the brim and we were on our way again.
... Saint Etienne which had one of the highest ceilings we have ever seen. The whole structure has been cleaned inside and out making it look like new! In fact it dates back to the year 1000 when the first cathedral was built over the site of a Roman Christian church structure with the surviving crypt on show. In its history it had two other churches built next to it, then in 1668 after a lightning strike and ...
Other places to stay in Châlons-en-Champagne
Avenue du General Sarrail 1 Zac du Mont Hery, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $78
Parc Technologique Du Mont Bernard, Châlons-en-Champagne | 2 star hotelfrom $88
5 rue Michel Menard, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $53
8-10 place Ziegler, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $79
19 Place Monseigneur Tissier, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $142
24 Place de la Republique, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $129
46 rue Pasteur, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $93
18 Place de la Republique, Châlons-en-Champagne | 2 star hotelfrom $104
1 boulevard Hippolyte Faure, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $79