We recently visited Mumm when in Reims and in addition to a small tour of their facility we also sampled their Blanc de Blancs and the Blanc de Noirs. 318 more words
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ON THIS DATE in 1429, seventeen-year-old Joan of Arc and French troops entered occupied Orléans. She would soon liberate the city from English control.
Known as Jeanne la Pucelle (Joan the Maid) during her lifetime, she was thirteen when she first heard “a Voice from God to help me govern my conduct.” The message, she said, was “sent to me by God and, after I thrice heard this Voice, I knew that it was the voice of an angel.” Joan believed the Voice belonged to the archangel Michael, who spoke to her several more times and gave her a mission at age seventeen: she was to drive the English from Orléans, a city in north-central France that had been occupied by the enemy for seven months, and to lead Charles VII to the city of Reims, where he could be officially crowned king of France. 309 more words
It sounds incredibly snobbish to say that I was over being in Paris, but my feelings when I returned to the city reflected just that. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved being here, it’s just that after spending the first part of the month wandering around, going to the museums, hitting the tourist spots, and eating baguettes and cheese as a meal, I was ready for a change of scenery. 1,627 more words