Today we traveled from Paris to Heidelberg Germany, with a stop in Epernay, the center of French Champagne making. We left Paris at around 9:30 and went through the stunning landscape of the Champagne region, looking at vineyards and quaint french villages.
When we arrived at Epernay it was time for our lunch break, which we had at Brasserie La Banque, a former bank.
Later we walked up the avenue de la champagne to the Mercier vineyard, where we took a tour around the wine cellar, which is so large, that we had take a train to get around! After learing all about champagne making it was time to taste a glass and purchase our own bottles.
From there we went straight to downtown Heidelberg and enjoyed a typical German fare with live piono acompaniment and traditional decorations. We had to walk up to the old bridge to have a first look at the castle ruin which is beautifully lit up in the night.
Off to Bamberg tomorrow for our second performance.