Since returning to Champagne just over a year ago, I have been surprised at the amount of development that’s been going on in the region. Reims is expanding, growing and bringing itself into the 21st century with style and elegance, and it’s a joy to watch.
First the arrival of the high speed train TGV in 2007, then a new southern bypass around the city, and then lots of new businesses springing up and the opening of IKEA. Next is the official inauguration of the smart new tramway in the city centre on the 16th April.
It’s buzzing, thriving and upbeat. A refreshing change from other recession-hit areas.
Take a look at this great article in the Guardian, then come on down and see for yourself.