Reims – A City of Coronations and Champagne

Reims - a City of Art and History Champagne alone is enough to attract visitors to Reims. This city is home to distinguished champagne brand names like Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Pommery, Mumm, Lanson, Martel, Ruinart, Canard-Duchêne and Piper-Heidsieck. The Champagne City With such a … [Read more...]

Tour de France – Le Tour 2010

From Rotterdam to Paris Champs-Élysées: The 97th Tour de France will start from Rotterdam on Saturday July 3rd and finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday, July 25th, 2010. This year's race will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages covering a distance of 3,600 kilometres. Race Stage … [Read more...]

Dreams of the GR3 Saumur – Orleans

Saumur on the Loire River, France .Feb 11 – Tuesday (some years ago) REIMS, FRANCE I plan to walk from Saumur to Orleans along the GR3 Trail. A big hearty breakfast and off to the station. Ten minutes before the train pulls out – a bomb scare. The police arrive, but don’t find anything. I miss my … [Read more...]

Food in Northern France

Food in Northern France: a brief gastronomical tour! Le Nord; Picardy; Champagne; Alsace and Lorraine Dunkerque; Calais; Boulogne; Le Touquet; Lille; Arras; Amiens; Beauvais; Chantilly; Compiegne; Epernay; Reims; Chalons-en-Champagne; Troyes; Nancy; Strasbourg; Verdun; Colmar; Riquewihr. Food … [Read more...]

Tour Routes in France

Tour Routes in France Virtually all multi-country Europe tours pass through or originate in Paris, but few see much more of France. It is possible to do a pretty extensive tour of France but even so some fairly important areas will be missing or only covered briefly. Regional tours are popular … [Read more...]