Travel Blogs from Châlons-en-Champagne
... our top deck or crash into any of the other boats parked nearby. It had not rained a great deal either so there was very little damage in the wheelhouse - there is one auxiliary electrical panel that is some degree of fried, but Stan hasn’t figured out how badly yet, and it seems we can do without it. Stan has spent some time poking the bottom of the canal all around the boat in several directions, but can’t feel the roof on the bottom anywhere. We ...
... saw a much smaller scale champagne cave, a wooden grape press and the final labeling process take place. We also got a taste there (that makes 7 glasses, if you're wondering) of Louis par Laure. Louis was the original winemaker and has since passed the winery down to his granddaughter Laure, who now runs it with her husband. Céline dropped us back in Épernay, near the train station, where we stopped for a coffee/Diet Coke. It ...
... 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
1167 South Main Street, Brigham City | 1 star motelfrom $78
D977 Route de Suippes, Châlons-en-Champagne | 2 star hotelfrom $88
Rue Michel Menard 5, 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