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Place Drouet-d'Erlon, Reims, France, 2011[open in full screen]  

 
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Place Drouet in the city centre contains many lively restaurants and bars, as well as several attractive statues and fountains. In fact Place Droulet is a long, tree-lined, pedestrianized avenue with boutiques, restaurants, cafés and cinemas located in the belle epoque buildings along its sides.

Square is named after le Comte d'Erlon, a military figure under Napoleon, born in Reims in 1765.

  At this corner of the avenue is la fountain Subé erected in 1903, with beautiful sculptures representing personifications of the four major rivers that run through the Champagne-Ardennes region. A gilded statue of a winged victory is mounted over a column that crowns the fountain.

The best known local product, even if Reims fights with nearby Epernay for the title of wine capital, is of course Champagne.

  Nearby is galleria d’Erlon [photo in the middle bellow], a glass-roofed arcade where you can relax in the shopping vibe of the past. Impression is somewhat improved by the fact that the avenue is closed for motorized traffic.

On this gloomy day with light rain falling impression was not that good. Domination of dark colours on the surrounding buildings are adding to the somewhat unpleasant feeling.

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