I left the tale with my friends and I staying in Reims. Honestly? There is not alot to report. Out we went for a meal and a couple of glasses of wine. After a couple of glasses along with a few more and a few more beers the night became quite a long one! Somehow I do remember getting back to the hotel. The next morning however would prove to be interesting. While I was not too hungover for reasons unknown my friends were in a horrendous state! All I shall say is that it is the good job that the DS has bench seats up front!
That said I could not think of a comfier way to relax during midday in Reims! But there was no time for napping! After grabbing a few snacks and drinks it was time to venture into the rest of Reims. The first thing to mark off the list was a bit of cathedral spotting. Sad I know but somebody has to do it. It’s also a nice way to pass the time on by. However, like all cathedrals it was decorated with scaffolding. What on earth is it with the eternal scaffolding in place? Sure, I know they are larger buildings but could there not be one day when they are free of the dreaded poles and clamps?
That said, the reason we had come to Reims was not just because of a cathedral. Oh no. It was a place we picked as a break for the Citroen. The old girl would now have a chance to put its legs up after its longest journey in 3 years. While the car put its legs up we could check out the great Museé de Reims Automobile, a stone’s throw away from the city centre. However, we would need a rest in the museum as well ; it was like a greenhouse inside there. It did not however spoil us from looking at a few rare French fancies.
I for one never realised a sporty Citroen BX was made. OK, we all know about the GTI, but what about this 4×4? It’s certainly one way to add alot of appeal to an 80s Citroen!
With its quad lights, bonnet bulge and quad driving lights up front complimented by the CX Prestige wheels it is certainly one way to imagine what a BX would look like on steriods. That said, there was enough French metal there for everyone. A CX Prestige had us all going weak at the knees as did the much coveted Renault Alpine A110. It was a truly great place to wonder about in.
Before we knew it 5pm had arrived, and we had to press on to our next destination, Villeferry. This very quite town is situated just outside of Dijon and until driving into it I would not have given it a second look.
But with such stunning scenery surrounding us in addition to the great roads leading up to it just had us lapping up the scenery with ease. The Citroen itself also proved to be the perfect car for such a trip.
That however was not all. We all enjoyed a superb dinner with what must be one of the best bits of scenery I have ever enjoyed while eating in addition to a truly superb steak. It literally fell apart in your knife and fork. The Pistonklause in Nurburg? Take note.
But even in a place as picturesque and remote as this there was still some old tin to admire. I managed to stumble across what only looked like an old wrecker’s yard. Where cars were laid to rest, maybe to provide spares for other cars or to be revived one day in the distant future. That said, there was still some unfamiliar tin present there.
After a great night’s sleep we noticed that there was a distinct lack of vinyards about. But with all of the scenery as well as passing the Source of the River Seine we were simply soaking up the scenery like a sponge.
But eventually we could come to what we came looking for. Vinyards. Yup, we were finally in Burgundy.