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Aug 25, 2018 - Stage 1 Reims to Chalons en Champagne

Overview/ Highlights Rode along the canal for approx 16km. Lovely retired french woman led us on her bike, on a detour route, when we came across a section of the canal path closed due to bridge work. I heard her life story then we said our farewells and we were on our way. Next discovery was a war cemetery. A quick look there then we left the canal path and started to climb through the champagne vineyards. Lots of manual harvesting going on. Part the way up the climb we stopped briefly in the winery village of Verzy and had a quick drink...

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Aug 25, 2018 - Day 1 - Reims to Chalons

Even if you have no interest in champagne, you would enjoy a few days in Reims. You would know about the cathedral of course, where the French kings were crowned. At night there is a light show covering the front of the cathedral (puts Sydney’s Vivid to shame) which depicts the renovations made to it after WW2. It’s a stunning piece of 3D computer graphics work. It’s so realistic that the dogs in the audience start howling. There is a tram in one of the main streets that literally runs on grass. No, not powered by dope - it rolls along on...

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