Travel Blogs from Châlons-en-Champagne
... end of WWII.
We got to our hotel around 6 pm. Steve and I had just enough time to walk to the Reims Cathedral before dinner. The very old cathedral (about 400 AD) was remodeled and repaired several times over the years. There was substantial damage during WWI. In 1971, a series of stained glass windows was added to the front of the sanctuary. They were created by Marc Chagall, also known ...
... and then we were welcomed at the champagne house of L. Bénard.Pitois to a tasting of some five different champagnes. Those who know me well know that I choose not to take any alcohol however not to offend I accepted the glasses and took a sip from each. We had a very pleasant hour and then after stocking up with some for another day we walked back to the boat comfortable that our purchases were going to be delivered. The French provide excellent customer ...
... Saulx which flowed into the river Marne. We tried an experiment of propping up the radar arch on boat hooks so we didn’t have to keep lowering it as there were so many bridges today and it worked. Fortunately we did not require the boat hooks. The down side was we could not have our sun canopy on so we topped up our sun tan nicely.
As we left Châlons-en-Champagne, Richard told us of a pretty mooring just outside Vitry ...
... but we knew most of the dances! (We had learnt in Ockbrook in Derbyshire, but had not been for years). Towards the end of the session John asked if he could show them the dance Rosza, one of our favourites and she said “yes”. The band played a slow waltz and it was really enjoyable with lots of people having a go.
In the evening we went back to dance to 2 different bands. The first ...
... to some English people who arrived that live on their boat permanently and it is not a barge. He was on his bike again to get some fresh milk for our morning tea as we forgot earlier.
We got ourselves more or less straight again after our visitors and Isi caught up on typing and publishing the blogs. We spoke to family and friends on Skype this evening which is really nice to have such a good signal for a ...
Other places to stay in Châlons-en-Champagne
Zac du Mont Hery - Avenue du General Sarrail, 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 RÃ©publique, 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 Hyppolyte Faure, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $79