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DAY 20-JULY 24-REST DAY IN REIMS,FRANCE

We have a rest day in Reims with only 3 biking days left in our European tour.

We arrive in Paris on Saturday, July 27, our final day together and a cycling group.

It has been fun! Sunday, July, 28 the Tour de France arrives in Paris on the final

day of competition. I hope to be able to see there arrival on the Place de la Concord!


This morning we walked to visit the impressive Gothic Cathedral de Norte Dame,

where the Kings of France were crowned starting in 987 A.D. Reims is a

wonderful city of 184,ooo people, with a university, and is the capital city of the Champagne

region of France.

We are heading into very hot weather as we go further south. The French call it a

”Carnicule”, we call it a HEAT WAVE! We leave in the morning for the vineyards

of the Champagne region.


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