Premiere Classe Chalons-en-Champagne
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... parked here gave us the card of a boat builder/repairer off towards Paris and I think we will try emailing him (in French, sigh) on Monday.
Meanwhile Stan put a plywood roof on the missing part and has wood and styrofoam to block up the holes and some vinyl stuff to glue down across the top that will get us through for the foreseeable future, though it sure does not look lovely!
We ended up needing an extra day in our hotel as dealing with ...
... for a while ( oh dear, how sad, never mind......) We also made a quick visit to the building where the Unconditional Surrender by the Germans was signed marking the end of WW2. The room has been left intact, with many of the strategic maps and dispatches left on the walls. The rest of our time was spent strolling arm in arm through the wide and airy streets, ducking into the occasional boutique or boulangerie and just relaxing as you should when in ...
... So, by 11:30, we were each 3 glasses in. Good thing Céline was driving! We met Céline in the parking lot of Champagne Mercier and quickly took cover from the pouring rain in her car. Off to Hautvillers we went! Céline and her Vini-Vizit tour were incredible! She took us to Au 36 in Hautvillers and walked us through a visual of the aromas that you pick up from the different varietals of grapes and then did an aromas workshop ...
... Chateau d'Etoges. A delightful building surrounded by extensive lawns, gardens, fountains and a moat (currently having problems retaining water). The current owners still live in one section. The Orangerie houses the restaurant, spa and more accommodation. Our room was in the Chateau and overlooked the moat and back expanse of lawn and fountain.
On the very day of the battle, the Legislative Assembly had duly transferred its power to the National Convention.