Travel Blogs from Châlons-en-Champagne
We started the day (after a quick breakfast in our room) by walking around the Medieval town of Provins. Being as UNESCO Heritage site, most of the old town was much more 14th Century, instead of the most common 18th and mid-19th Centuries. The town had been host to one of the largest seasonal markets (fairs) in northern France until the mid-14th century, when the fair was overtaken by those of Paris and Lyon. The final blows to the economy ...
... to start the day. The rest of the time we spent wandering around Epernay, popping into Champagne bars, eating nice food, looking at the buildings etc. We didn't even get to Reims as we loved this place so much. Oh well, I guess we'll have to come back again - perhaps in summer next time. This stop was a very unexpected highlight and has certainly cemented France as our favourite country. Next stop Bruges - its in Belgium (from the movie In Bruges).
... t believe the stereotype about French people, they're all extremely nice, welcoming, and willing to help me.
I am living at the internat, aka a dorm-ish boarding place, of a different high school in the town. It kind of sucks. The internet turns off after 11 pm Sunday - Thursday thanks to a proxy setting for the students. They turn the heat off on weekends and vacations because they're "an ...
... 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