The train to Champagne departs Paris every hour at 36 minutes past from Gare de l’Est. While the carriages might be from an past era, the trip isn’t long with the congestion and sirens of Paris fading away almost as soon as the doors close. An hour out, the train slows down for its first stop in the town of Château-Thierry. The stop is clearly intentional as it’s there that the vineyards of Champagne begin to gush out along the slopes that fold and roll along the Vallée de la […]

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