Monday, October 25, 2010

Farewell to France

I didn’t want to put a damper on my wonderful trip through Burgundy and Champagne, but there were a couple of glitches because of the strikes in France.  This was mostly apparent as we prepared to head home.  For the first time since I began to drive, there were long lines at gas stations and many were closed all together.  The trains were running sporadically and we never got to use Rail Europe at all.   

In order to get back to Paris on the final day, we had to leave the hotel in Bourgogne at 3:30 am.  Veronique of Burgundy Tourism generously got up and drove us the three and a half hours to Charles De Gaulle Airport.  The lines were long and we were, understandably tired, but my Air France flight took off on time and I had a pleasant trip home.

I want to thank those who made this trip possible and are available to anyone who would like to do a similar trip, French Tourism and the tourist boards of Champagne-Ardenne (Sarah was especially helpful) and Burgundy, as well as my fellow writers, Donna, Jesus, Patty, Peter.  The photo below was taken of everyone on our final night with Chef Patrick Bertron of Bernard Louiseau.

In case you missed any of my journey, here are the links from the  first day to last…

From Champaign to Champagne-The Full Day One

From Cathedral to Krug in Reims, France

Discovering More Champagne in Hautvillers and Epernay

Last Day in Champagne-Robots & Bars in the Trees

Introduction to the Burgundy Region

Medieval Castles & Luxury Hotels in Burgundy

Filling the Final Day in Burgundy

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