Quick three day trip back to the Champagne region and Hautvillers, the town where Dom Perignon discovered how to make champagne. Leaving Paris on Thursday it was a little gray but warm. We drove through Meaux and on to a small town, Montceaux-lès-Meaux. for a delicious lunch (duck, steak tartare, brie de Meaux) before continuing to our destination and rented house for the weekend. We drove into Epernay for dinner and decided to have some old school Chinese which was really good.
Friday, a nice walk around town, to the church where Dom Perignon is buried, then a drive south through the Côte des Blancs champagne vineyards. Back to a town called Ay for lunch at "Le Vieux Puits"on a terrace overlooking a garden. The food was amazing, our best meal, and we had champage from Lallier which we then decided to go find for a tasting. During the tasting we met some nice folks from Wales who knew the tasting host, and we got a private tour of the production area. Back to Hautvillers, a walk around town and dinner.
Breakfast in our rental, games before leaving, a last walk around town, playing in the old town lavoir (this is where they did the laundry in the old days), stopping at an overlook on our way out of Hautvillers, driving the scenic way back to Paris, sushi lunch in Château-Thierry, stopping at a the American WW1 monument to France (which was closed for repairs), and back to Paris.
end of August
We had some very hot days at the end of August, you can tell from the pictures.
Can you see the sweat in addition to the glitter? It was even up his nose!
I love this picture of Vincent jumping: