THE CHAMPAGNE HOUSE OF BERNARD LONCLAS
Founded in 1976 the House makes a range of champagnes of outstanding quality. The blanc de blanc brut in particular has won major accolades and may be considered the standard bearer for the House and is our preferred champagne aboard Merganser. Our visit enables us to sample all their range.
Your Captain sampling a glass in the Lonclas tasting room while Aurelie orders our supplies
THE LAC DU DER
Following disastrous floods in 1955 it was decided to control the flow of the River Marne into the Seine basin. By 1974 a huge lake was formed by flooding twenty square miles of countryside with feeder canals to and from the river. The lake, which now is a vast leisure resort is also a stopover for some 20,000 migrating cranes. It is the largest artificial lake in Europe.
Tel: 01992 550616, (International +44 1992 550616),
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