Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Travel Update: Reims, France

The French Countryside is breathtaking, believe me, after seven hours of viewing it through train windows - I know. Small clumps of quaint cottages and churches  every few miles, surrounded by vineyards and greenery. I really wouldn't mind retiring to one of them, just hop on the train to Paris every morning for work and after five it will be back to peace and serenity.

We arrived in Reims at nine last night, tired, lost and faced with a big language barrier. The town of Reims is located two hours by train from Paris. We finally found our hotel after being given directions in a mix of broken English, French and sign language. Troopers! Even though we could barely stand and our eyes were drooping, we decided to go and see what a night in Reims had to offer.

Reims at Night

The town square

Nightly window shopping

 Many pubs, brasserie's, cafe's and shops line the sidewalk. Oh the shops, Reims has the perfect combination of shops, very high street fashion, but not too Avant Garde. I discovered some great labels this morning, while we were shopping.

ElevenParis is \a label with a very feminine rock edge. The clothes are laid back yet sophisticated. Key items are nordic jumpers, skinny jeans, military jackets and bodycon dresses. And they havensome very cool adverts.

Maison Scotch is a classic brand, that is also young and fast forward when it comes to bringing great clothes to the market place.

And finally, I bought myself a copy of the September issue of French Vogue - perfect end to a day in my opinion.

Look at that french guy with his baguette, photobombing and staring in envy at my new paper baby. 

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