Auberge du Lac
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAuberge du Lac Mesnil-Saint-Pere
Eat here - the food is great and well priced. Rooms basic but clean and comfortable. A hidden gem in southern Champagne.
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... that the standard measuring unit for gold, the "troy weight", evolved here.
While not obvious when on foot, the old town is shaped like a champagne cork, its borders being marked by canals, La Sceine, with boulevards and gardens now replacing the medieval ditches and fortifications.
The old town reflects the structures of the 16th C, with half-timbered houses shoulder to shoulder along ...
We passed the impressive chateau at Coucy-le- Chateau high on a hill. There is an Aire there which would have made a good lunch stop, except for the charge of 5e!
We went through miles of rolling farmland - mainly arable, especially sugarbeet. These were pied up in great mountains by the roadside ...
... war again between us and the mozzies! With nowhere to hang our net from above the bed I used my improvisation skills and clipped it over the open window using hair clips, hair bands and anything else that would keep the buggers out!
One however outsmarted me and got in, causing Paulie to chase it around the room with a can of raid spray.
Paulie and Popcorn 1 – Mozzie 0!
A 5:30 wake up call (two days in a row now) got us up in time to catch the 7:35 ferry to Calais. A full P&O English breakfast was well deserved. The long autoroute journey began. A longish drive got us to Reims before the kids could really work up into full 'are we there yet' mode! There we had a very interesting and tasty tour of the Taittinger ...
... warm day so we were pleased to arrive at St Florentin, our destination for the night. Our hotel, the last 'on the road' for this trip was just one that we selected at the last minute on Booking.com but was another example of a charming 2 star hotel. We have experienced a lot of these on our trip, good value for money and packed with charm.
That is another aspect of travelling through country France that we love so much.