So, a short train ride and we were in the village of Reims, the heart of Champagne region. The first thing I wanted to see was the grand cathedral. And what providence . . . we arrived 2 days away from it turning 800 years old. This cathedral has been the site of the coronations of 33 of France's kings and queens. The history alone was inspiring enough, but look at how monumental the structure is, how imposing it all is. Extraordinary.
And not even the locals knew what the spider was all about.