Reluctantly we left Paris on the 2nd of August. As we were planning not to return to Roanne before the end of October we had more than 2,5 months left, giving us the opportunity to plan a detour on the river Marne. That proved to be a real treat, the icing on the cake! (Apart from unrivalled Paris, of course.) We made it almost into Epernay, just over 10 kilometers (6,25 miles) short from it. The river, together with the bordering vineyards, makes just a very, very pretty picture. Here’s the prove of it.