Sunday, 23 December 2012

Rheims & Bruges

We've visited the Champagne region many times and had all weathers
Coming in december is still a great experience, although the vineyards are bare you get to see the bare bones of the industry
The vineyards are still very busy with a posse of white vans, workers pruning and burning the clippings
I'm sure these offcuts are the stuff of summer barbecues and would sell a bundle on a UK market..

This will be a great Aire in summer with panoramic views of the vineyards

As it was, it was just us at minus 4 C

Some seriously nice Xmas beer this time in Rheims

Been here before but its still awesome
The Cathedral in Rheims 

French Xmas markets this time, again Rheims

These were taken in a small belgian village called Damme

We rounded off the trip with a visit to Bruges
It rained most of the day but no worries as the bars were open and a small restaurant provided one of the best fillet steaks I've ever had

Caught you!

Ok Its Trailersville but excellent value @ 15 Euro, full facilities, and 500 metre from Bruges centre..

Spot the tourist!