Sunday, May 02, 2010

Rambling across France

Last few nights spent off bikes and out of walking boots (they were shipped back to Sunny Oz from London), as we turned our faces to the next Great Challenge, the - wait for it - the Outlet Shops. Yes, Troyes is known for these, along with the afore-mentioned Troy gold weight measure. Jude had had her turn walking and cycling, but now it was MY turn for a good old rummage through the label outlets that included La Coste, Adidas, Gant and Hugo Boss! Seventh Heaven! Shopped till we dropped.

After the magic of the (shopping) morning, we hopped into our little car and drove out to, we were told, the best place in the area to taste champagne and to make our selections for purchase. At our destination (Montgueux - about 30 minutes out of Troyes by car) we found the advice to be true. There were PLENTY of wineries that offered tastings and sales, it's just that THEY WERE NOT OPEN THIS DAY!!! Rats! Back to Troyes we scuttled.

Jude visited the museum of modern art in the afternoon, while I looked through a bike shop and fiddled with the phones. Credit sucks out of my iPhone 'like there ain't no tomorrer' an d I do not seem to be able to make calls. The internet seems to be working on it though (letting me do this blog).

One more night in our little old, bit dilapidated, but very welcoming hotel and we will be heading south for our next chapter.

Stay tuned ...


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