Champagner Quartett on the road again:
Ms Edie, Ms Sibie, Ms Sofie, Ms Odie
Actually there are no borders anymore in EU.
Bienvenue en Champagne!
The very first glass at the bed and breakfast.
Yes, bed and breakfast "Maison Bleu" in Crugny.
Cosy and classy house with huge garden.
Merci beaucoup FILI-Tiina for this recommendation!
A typical village street in the Champagne area.
Friday night ...
Of course, Epernay has much more to offer.
Like busier streets.
Our favourite village from last year: CHAMPILLON.
Very nice people, as well, excellent service.
We learned that if the shop is closed,
you always can ring the bell,
and they open, if they open.
Amazing black petunia! Seen at Betrand Devavry.
The hills are very, very green, you have to look carefully
in order to detect the grapes.
This is so Champagne.
This is so French lunch ...
We managed to get a table at La Table Kobus,
THE restaurant in Epernay!
Le décor de la grande salle est typique des plus belles Brasseries Parisiennes 1900.
De petites tables en marbre, un superbe comptoir en merisier,
de très belles peintures d’époques, rappellent l’ambiance
des «Bistrots» chics de la Capitale.
Thank you sister for this tip:
Castellane shows the modern champagne making.
I have mixed feeling of the red emblem.
It has military background.
It's pretty amazing, this tower of Castellane.
(pic copied form internet)
From Castellane Tower you have great views over Epernay.
Please do notice that there is all kind of architecture
in the Champagne region, not only romantic villas.
Wilson wanted to travel back to Germany with us.
A village road in the Champagne on a Sunday morning.
We saw very many of these roads. Empty.
Sunday morning, Saturda evening ... etc. etc. etc.
Christmas time is coming soon!
But before xmas we still have s few weeks autumn.
I bet the baguettes NEVER will disappear from France.
Never ever. Therefore:
Finnisch für Anfänger:
PATONKI = französisches Weissbrot / French bread
And now we could start discussing of the form of Champagne glasses.
Flute, tulipe, coupe ... ?
No discussion, this is just another example.
Lunch champagne in Verzy.
"What one drinks champagne out of has often been dictated by fashion.
The champagne coupe or saucer-shaped glass, while very popular,
was never designed for drinking champagne.
It is unstable and does not allow you to fully appreciate the benefits of the wine.
There is a legend that it was modelled from the bosom of Marie-Antoinette."
Glück in Unglück.
A blessing in disguise.
If this really nice guy from Mainz hadn't seen this
weird bump in our tyre when we had a coffee break,
where had we ended up on the highway with 140 km/hour ...?
Now: we learned how to change a tyre.
And how hard it is to drive 80 km/hour (spare tyre max speed)
on a German Autobahn.
People tend to forget that the minimum speed allowed is 60 km/hour.
Ende gut, Alles gut.
And many bottles of champagne in the fridge.