For me one of the main advantages of living in the heart of Europe has always been the accessibility of all those world famous foods and drinks you can only buy in the gourmet supermarkets back home: Belgian beer, French and Italian wine, Swiss cheese, watches and chocolate, Bavarian beer and sausages are just a few of those things reachable in only a couple of hours by car from our home. Since moving to Stuttgart more than 3 years ago, Champagne has always been on my bucket list. I could very clearly imagine myself driving from one small winery to the other, sipping bubbly and feeling very special being exactly there – in the area where all champagne in the world comes from (coming back home with a trunk full of champagne was, of course, also part of that dream)!
To split our 500 km drive to Champagne into two shorter legs we made a stop in Nancy, former capital of Lorraine province in France. We have never been in Nancy before and didn’t expect much at all, but spent very enjoyable couple of hours in this friendly city and would definitely recommend to anyone as a stop during a bigger France loop or as a day-trip if you are in the area. Just arrived, studying old city map.