Suite Novotel Reims Centre
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... 20 minutes) rest, we got back in the car and drove to the center of Reims, where we found parking in a garage near the Cathedral. The walking street was crowded with shoppers. We tour the cathedral, which was very impressive. The proportions are amazing, and the arches soar above the narrow nave. The cathedral was heavily damaged in World War I, and so much of what we saw was reconstruction. The windows in the apse are modern – including works by Chagall. Stunning!
We pull in ahead of schedule to Champagne Billecart-Salmon in Mareuil-Sur-Ay and meet our very charming host. There are only 2 other people on our tour who happen to come from Perth, what a small world. We had a 1.5hr tour of the vineyards, right through the production process, walked through the cellars, got to see the beautiful house and gardens where the 6th and 7th generations of Billecart family live, and then finally a ...
So, this is several months overdue because I never wanted to be someone who travels and has to blog about everything. This is mainly to communicate easily with everyone at home. That way I can post pictures and talk a little about them without having to send a million emails (because I am still lazy even in France).
Just to get everyone (aka probably just Nancy and my Grandma. - Hi, guys!) caught up, ...
... them due to the long walk we had just done!), but we still had terrific views over the Marne Valley below. From the lighthouse we could see the huge sugar mill in Sillery near Verzenay, where apparently they turn 16,000 tonnes of beets (a major regional crop) into 2600 tonnes of sugar every day! We had seen many, many huge piles of the harvested sugar beets ...
... in 1518 by Henry VIII's chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, is the first recorded export of wine from the Champagne region to England.
The still wines of ...