If you read this post, you’ll know that Château-Thierry was one of my favourite stops in the Champagne Valley.
It was a whistle-stop visit for us of this quaint town. Although we managed to fit in the museum of the French poet Jean de la Fontaine and take a quick nosey around the market, much of our time here, admittedly, was spent eating and drinking. By that I mean eating some very good food at Restaurant L’address Rive Droite and drinking some very good champagne at Le Pannier champagne house. Not a bad way to spend your time.
But after a tour through the ruins of the Medieval Château – one of a number of forts that have been built and fallen to ruin here since the 8th Century – we took a saunter back down through the historic streets.
That’s when I really got interested in this place. With quaint crumbling houses, miniscule alleyways and gorgeous French shutters, the old town here is the photographer’s dream.
So here’s a glimpse at Château-Thierry in pictures.
Let me know if it persuades you to visit!
Château-Thierry: through a lens
Have you been to Château-Thierry and did you explore the streets of the old town. Share your stories and tips in the comments below!