Saturday, with Philippe in pain, I drove us back to Paris. For
the next couple days, Philippe was under the weather and in search
of dental help. So, I spent the time taking day trips into Paris
while Philippe stayed at his parents house.
weather both days was cool and rainy; perfect museum weather.
Monday's trip included the Louvre where I visited Mona and Venus,
followed by some great Greek food in the Latin Quarter. Tuesday
included the Museum of Modern Art at the Pompideau Center and
a stop at the Hard Rock Café.
After a visit to the Dentist, Philippe was finally feeling better
by Tuesday. That day, we drove to the famous Champagne village
of Reims, about two hours NW of Paris.
toured the cellars of Pommery, Piper-Heidsieck, and Veuve Clicquot
for tours and tastings. Of those cellars, Clicquot was the best.
I bought a couple bottles of the Clicquot tète de cuveé,
La Grande Dame.
Wednesday morning I said my good-byes to Philippe and his family
and left for Hannover, Germany.