France Part Seven – Strasbourg to Epernay via Metz and Verdun

Nearing the end of our French tour in June 2014

Wilbur's Travels

We mapped the 350KM route from Alsace, through Lorraine and on to Champagne.

As usual we had a lot to pack in – I never have been one for a beach holiday. This is not the same for Rania who puts her love of the sea down to being an Aquarian. We therefore do spend some beach time every two to three years, always mixed in with some cultural pursuits however to keep me occupied!

Back to the present, we had by now got used to the frustrating toll system of the French motorways. Having to stop every 20-30 KM to pay €2-4 was aggravating. Thankfully I had obtained a foreign fee-free credit card from Halifax Bank before we left so did not need to carry heaps of small coinage.

City Break

We chose Metz for our first stop over nearby Nancy. We had toyed with both but common sense…

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