AppartHotel Champ de Mars
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... 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 ...
... we will explore over the next couple of days. We had booked an apartment through airbnb and when we arrived we were really happy with our choice. We are staying in a newly built typical German house which is divided into apartments. We are on the first floor and we have a balcony with outdoor seating area. All around us we are surrounded by grape vines! There is no need for jackets here as it was 28 degrees when we arrived and as it is light until about 9.30 pm we enjoyed dinner ...
... to the original, the cathedral is adorned with a multitude of spires, bulustrades with pinnacles, statues, towers and gargoyles. The door portals, within and without, are surrounded by multitudes of sculptured figures.
Outside the cathedral is a statue of Joan of Arc, who fought to have the Dauphin Charles crowned king at the Cathedral in 1429.
We'd driven past the Mars Gates, the only ...
... were filled with lead from the stained glass windows melting and running down the building. We then headed to the Palais du Tau which houses a lot of the relics from the coronations of new kings. They had incredible exhibits of coronation garb as well as remnants from the cathedral that were undergoing restoration. After that, we meandered the town for a bit looking for a place to eat. We found a place that had what will probably go down ...
... br> As more Champenois winemakers embarked on this new and completely
different wine style, the rivalry with Burgundy mellowed and eventually
Battle of Valmy
The Battle of Valmy Part of ...