|We watched the Paris to Moscow train depart. It was all Russian Railway coaches with a Polish restaurant car. I can't think why anyone would want to take such a long ride with that sour-faced Russian train crew.|
Speaking to the tram driver, I found out that the changeover between pantograph and ground supply has to be done manually. However, all he has to do is to is to make sure the tram is stopped then push one button. He really liked the different colours of the trams and the front shaped like a champagne flute is very distinctive.
|A green wall added to the interest of the street scene - note the wireless tracks.|
|The cathedral is greatly in need of restoration. What has been done is good but too much remains.|
There was time to see the rest of the tram route before the champagne house opened and we went all the way to Neufchatel. This is very much out in the sticks and we caught the same tram back into town.
The visit to Mumm's Champagne House was interesting, The cellars are impressive for their sheer size. One corridor in the chalk was over 300 metres long.
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