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Hautvillers, Champagne, France

Le Tour de France – Part Five, Champagne

Champagne For Everyone There is more to the region than bubbly, with great cities built up on the wealth of the world’s favourite celebratory drink. The champers capital Reims, it’s smaller cousin Épernay and nearby Troyes are all must sees, as are the Champagne routes with their beguiling scenery, interesting villages and of course their mega rich chateaus. Reims is […]

The Devil Is In The Detail

Yesterday I posed a little conundrum – what are there 170 of in Europe? The answer is cathedrals with authentic gothic architecture – apologies if the question was a little too obtuse! There are said to be seven characteristics of what makes a cathedral gothic style – great height/size, the flying buttress (to support the […]