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Wine Review: Mumm (de Verzenay) Blanc de Noirs

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


May 2, 1915

In the valley of the Aisne and in Champagne the enemy employed in the course of the day various appliances which had no effect – namely, near… 53 more words

Western Front

France: Paris and Reims

Thursday 23 April to Sunday 26 April 2015

travellingross rating = 8/10

We arrived at Salzburg train station half an hour ahead of our 8 am train to Paris to find it cancelled. 608 more words


Wine Shopping in Reims - Les Caves du Forum

I love wine shopping! These days, I can go on for days just touring wine boutiques and lugging around bottles in a backpack. Or usually it is M who does most of the heavy lifting, but I am there for moral support. 586 more words


APRIL 29: Joan of Arc

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

Eurotrip, part seven: A real champagne room, a pilgrimage, and more cathedrals

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