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    • Day 2

      Zwischenstopp in Reims

      July 2 in France ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      Französische Croissant haben wir nicht gefunden, aber eine nette Boulongerie zum Frühstücken.
      Die Innenstadt hat sich für Olympia fein rausgeputzt.
      Sehr beeindruckend ist die Kathedrale "Notre Dame de Reims" mit den wahnsinnig hohen Gewölben und tollen Glasfenstern.Read more

    • Day 3

      Reims Stadtführung

      October 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

      Wir hatten Glück mit der Stadtführerin: Sie war charmant, gut strukturiert, eloquent und hatte viel Wissen. Fast zwei Stunden lang brachte sie uns Geschichte und Kunst der Kathedrale von Reims näher. Dann fütterte sie uns noch mit Happen zur Stadtgeschichte an.

      Nach Linsen mit Würstchen: die Ausstellung zum eigentlichen Waffenstillstand am Ende des zweiten Weltkrieg, der in Reims stattfand, im Nebengebäude einer Schule, wo sich auch das Hauptquartier der Alliierten befand. Hier wieder ein Kontrast : ein banaler Ort, ein weltbewegendes Ereignis. In Karlshorst wurde das Ganze angeblich nur der Russen zuliebe nachgestellt.
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    • Day 60


      June 29 in France ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

      Heute sind wir mit dem Bus nach Reims gefahren und haben die Altstadt etwas erkundet. Reims hat eine besondere Kathedrale, in der 10 Jahrhunderte lang die französischen Könige gekrönt wurden. Sie
      ist eine Universitätsstadt und hat viele Facetten. Eine Reise durch Kultur und Geschichte.
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    • Day 23

      Reims, France - Day trip!

      May 12 in France ⋅ 🌩️ 63 °F

      Wonderful Mother’s Day. Bought a frog memorabilia at a Rummage sale outside our hotel in Montmartre and day trip to, Reims, the champagne capital of the world. Ending with another wonderful flambéed dinner before the 45 minute train back to Paris.Read more

    • Day 18–19

      Aftenhygge i Reims

      April 18 in France ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Hotel Kyriad Reims centre ligger meget tæt på centrum af Reims. Hyggeligt, billigt og rent hotel. Byen er lige så ren og pæn. Flotte historiske bygninger og gågaden er fuld af liv på sådan en lørdag.....nårh nej det er jo torsdag. Vi fandt en pub med hyggelig irsk musik og fodbold. God mad og øl. Inden vi gik var musikken ændret til techno 😱. Smuk aften i Reims.Read more

    • Day 3

      Champagne & Cathedrals, Part 1

      August 17, 2023 in France ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

      Last night’s arrival into Reims felt quite late. Finally arrived at my rented apartment around 10pm. I pretty much collapsed at that point after about 36 hours of travel. But today was spent indulging in the finest Reims has to offer! My first stop was Champagne Ruinart - a wonderful tour les by Amandine. Smart, funny, a fantastic guide. Amazingly, and for the only time on this trip, the group was all Americans. After leaving Ruinart, I grabbed a quick lunch - the French can make a sandwich! Baguette, lettuce, tomato, a bit of tuna, and sliced hard boiled egg! Amazing! I toured the St Remi Basilica. Massive and beautiful! From there I visited Veuve Clicquot! Is there anything more inviting that that beautiful yellow?? I bought a stupid and heavy souvenir, but I love it. I had planned to visit Pommery, but the champagne was too heavy, so I returned to the apartment before making my 2mile walk to GH Mumm (pronounced Moom). Good tour, but excellent tasting! The Mumm RSRV is fantastic! I quickly made my way down to Notre Dame de Reims - a cathedral larger than Notre Dame de Paris and where many of France’s king were coronated. I collapsed back at the apartment after a quick run to the grocery store! More tomorrow!Read more

    • Day 17


      August 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

      Reimes är ju ’champagnens huvudstad’. Här är allt präglat av champagne. Man behöver inte åka ut på vingårdarna, alla kända märken är representerade med eleganta byggnader i stan. Enorma källare där champagnen får sin andra jäsning innan den går till försäljning, en vanlig champagne 3 år, en riktigt fin 10-12 år. Vi var på Taittinger, som är det äldsta champagnemärket och tittade på deras enorma källare 18 meter under jord med en temperatur på 10-12 grader. Svalt och mörkt ska det vara! Vi fick en utförlig lektion i champagneframställning. Efter den förstår man att en flaska kostar några hundra. Fick vi smaka champagne? Såklart!Read more

    • Day 8

      REIMS here we come!

      September 11, 2023 in France ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

      Early French breakfast today and off to the train station. Our lives were in the hands of the Uber driver, and man did he work at trying to keep us alive. Traffic galore, horns a beeping, cursing going on all over the place. Almost as bad as the Arc de Triumph roundabout!!!
      We arrived at Gare de L’est and had a leisurely drink before running to find where the hell we get on the train…the platform number only came up 1 sec before we had to get on….humped 4 large bags + 3 carryon’s onto the train, and found our lush seats…. Loulou got into conversation with her fellow passenger and found out she can go from Reims straight to Charles De Gualle airport when we leave here so happy chappy she is. Her parlez vous Francais is very handy to have…I have google translate 😆 for when she is no longer travelling with us…see how that goes shall we!
      Arrived in a very timely fashion to Reims train station and waited while Loulou changed yet another ticket 😵‍💫 she had purchased…
      Got a taxi, pissed a taxi driver off in the meantime so gave him 💶 10 and that shut him up. Mind you the nutty woman who drove us, kept going on like a mad chook in french and I’m sitting in the front seat and shrugging my shoulders furiously cos I don’t know what the hell she is asking for 🥴. Arrived at our accommodation, its is fantastico…4 large bedrooms, large living room kitchen and dining, 2 bathrooms, one toilet though which with 5 women could be a challenge. One little problem….. the goddamn air-conditioning isn’t going… apparently it broke after the last people. FM! So we have contacted the man and he has bought more fans. Loulou has had a go at him when he bought them around, and was very vehement that we haven’t got what we paid for., so he needs to come to the party on compensation.
      Believe it or not we had sushi for lunch, and they ran out of rose after we had one bottle! so off to the supermarket to do a stock up. Loulou found a great deal on local Champagne, and buy one get 50% off the other bottle. Quite a nice drop too.
      Decided to have a ‘at home’ platters and wine instead of going out for dinner. and I was on washing duty.
      PS the owner dropped off 2 fans, and 2 brand new air condition units (free standing).
      Beth and I had to do another wine and food run to the local Mono Prix for supplies…
      End of a great day, looking forward to tomorrow
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    • Day 10

      Last day in France - temps cool YAY

      September 13, 2023 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Early morning for me and Beth today… just can’t sleep in at the moment.
      We had a leisurely breakfast (some of us) and then off to town for cafe au lait and brekkie for Kel and Lou. Afterwards I opted to return to the apartment for some relax time, get my feet right and just have some time to myself. So the rest of this post is by Kelly…

      Much cooler today, yipee! Wandered the elegant streets of Reims, it really is beautiful, clean, scented roses blooming. Traffic still a little crazy and of course we always look the wrong way, risky! We have disappointed ourselves for the lack of shopping, me not so much but I am traveling with 3 black belts so a little surprising. Visited the Reims cathedral which is incredible, 34 French kings and queens have been crowned there. Reims looks totally original to me but it was bombed badly during the 2nd world war but has been beautifully restored, so you wouldn’t even know. We visited Maison Mumm, very simple in comparison to Pommery, like Burger King to French Cafe, you could say the product is the same? We had a lunch after being turned away from a couple as they closed for food at 1.30!! It was ok but have to say the food and service is not as good as Paris. The gorgeous young things are a little scathing of us old birds. No tips for them! We had done enough for the day, we have food at home and have a V early start, so home dinner, just a platter (gourmet of course) and plenty of champagne. Tomorrow is a travelling day, we arrive in Roma late afternoon and of course the priority is finding a bar with the rugby on, we are hoping the boys will manage against Namibia, God willing. I know Roma will be 4 crazy days, a new experience for Disey who of course wants to do everything! Then to Valencia for a pool/beach holiday, relaxing, woohoo, over and out xxxxxx

      Me again…some more photos of our neighbourhood. We have had some hilarious moments here…Louise doesn’t fail to surprise and gobsmack me at time, from her fantastic communications in french, to her Keilyisms of words that seem to rise up in bubbles above her head for me… Frencharony, there seems to be a ‘arony’ added to many things. Makes me laugh often.

      Beth has got us on Vodka and Water - good for the waistline and I like it.
      See ya in Rome, I cannot wait!
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    • Day 372

      Reims, France

      May 15, 2023 in France ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      We're back in Western Euope! We began this leg by flying into Paris, and renting a car. The small city of Reims France makes an excellent day trip or short stay while making your way to the eastern edge of France.

      The most noteworthy attraction being the Reims Cathedral which is stunning from the outside but also has some of the more beautiful stained glass works in church's we have seen. A UNESCO World Heritage site built in 1211 it did not disappoint. Prior to this it was the coronation spot for all the Kings of France. Reims was a quite city full of locals lacking the hustle and bustle which makes it a more peaceful location to base yourself in the northern Champagne region.
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    Reims, رانس, Горад Рэймс, Реймс, Remeš, Ρενς, رنس, ריימס, Ռեյմս, RHE, ランス, რეიმსი, 랭스, Durocortorum, Reimsas, Reimsa, Ремс, रेंस, Rems, رائیم, 51100, แร็งส์, رمس, 兰斯

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