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Published: August 13th 2008
200000 Bottles of Champagne
So France has gotten much better. The first day was rather lame. Nobody spoke English, nothing was open, and the weather was terrible. But France is much better now. We drove through the Champagne Region was incredible, in BC when they grow grapes for wine they use a surprising amount of the land, but it is secluded from the town. In the Champagne region, grapes are everywhere; in between little houses and completely surrounding the roads and towns! That was Monday, where we also visited a Champagne Cave, as they are called here. The one we went to had a barrel inside that was created for the Worlds Fair, where they revealed the Eiffel Tower. The barrel was over 5 meters tall, and could over 200 000 thousand bottles of champagne. At this cave we went 30 meters below ground where all the aging over the champagne takes place, they had over 18 kilometers of tunnels containing between 16 and 17 million bottles. At lunch we found out that the French are amazing at making salads. The one I ordered was a bed of lettuce, covered with bacon, fried potatoes, and warm goat cheese. My dad’s was a little further out
Best Salads Ever!
there; and had a fried egg on top! We continued on toward our destination, Melun. This would put us at less than an hour drive to Versailles the next morning. Pasta at Pizza Pai for dinner, then a trip to the local grocery store. Which happened to be the biggest grocery store we had ever seen. 3 bottles of wine, 6 pack of water, and some fruit for less than 10 euros! The next morning we went to Versailles, which was ok. Its like seeing another church. I’ve been to enough palaces, so I get whats goin on. After a rather interesting ordeal involving somebody parking against our Kangoo we drove to Paris, and arrived at our hotel. We took the metro into town, saw the Eiffel Tower, then had dinner. Wandered around for a bit and then back home. Complety unpacked the Kangoo as this is our last destination asides from the airport Sad to say this is the 2nd to last blog post, I can’t believe this trip is winding down.
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