The France Trip – Champagne Region

The France Trip – Champagne Region

Its a few days after we returned from our lovely holiday in France now and I am totally smitten with France, particularly The Cote D’Or, its produce, wine, people, countryside, hospitality and generosity of spirit. We stayed for the first couple of days on the edge of the champagne region, the Cote Des Bars in the beautiful medieval city of Troyes the former capital of champagne, the old town is full of half timbered buildings, tiny alleyways and cobbled streets, everywhere you go here you’ll discover traces of history from hundreds of years ago, quaint, quirky and irresistibly charming…. Our accommodation was at a perfectly located guesthouse La Maison M on the canal. The charming and very hospitable Michelle and Bruno have renovated this elegant property with great sympathy and taste, they are very proud of their achievements and after breakfast gave us a guided tour. Michelle is a keen cook and her home made preserves were fabulous, indeed the bread which we had for breakfast was in hindsight by far the best we tasted in all our trip, gorgeous crust with a chewy centre and slight sourdough flavour. Imagine my surprise when she showed us the kitchen and proudly…

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