Travel Blogs from Châlons-en-Champagne
We also hopped on bikes and rode of to find our champagne guy who we did not find the first time we went for a bike ride looking for him - M. Tristan. This time we arranged the meeting in advance. He turned out to be way farther away that we thought - back almost to the lock at Courcelles. It was a tough slog going but not bad coming back as mostly downhill for the return.
We met him at his ...
... Sorted with the campsite, but it was still raining so put off putting the tent up and we headed off to get a tasting or two in - first stop was Hautvillers, a lovely little town that can claim to be the home of Champagne after Dom Perignon invented the method to manufacture - and now has a street named after him. After asking at the info centre about a little bar that I'd heard was great, we were unfortunately told it was closed on Mondays... Always our luck!We were recommended to ...
Bought some bubbly in Reims then on to Chalons-en-Champagne. Lovely town with two large churches as usual. The Notre-Dame De L'Epine dated back 1405 the Cathedrale St Etienne dated back 1230.
Extensive tree lined walks in the ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Châlons-en-Champagne
Zac du Mont Hery - Avenue du General Sarrail, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $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
18, Place de la Republique, Châlons-en-Champagne | 2 star hotelfrom $104
46, rue Pasteur, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $93
1 Boulevard Hyppolyte Faure, Châlons-en-Champagne | Hotelfrom $79