In between driving around and experiencing the various parts of Champagne, we were stationed in Reims. A quite charming city with one of the most beautiful art deco market halls I have ever seen (It's the one with the yellow light).
We dropped the car for one day to explore a bit more of Reims and also visit one of the bigger Champagne producers (Vranken Pommery) and get a tour in their cave. I think we realized too late just how far on the other side of town it was, so we arrived exhausted and dehydrated. Good thing they had lots to drink there. After the tour, we found ourselves held captive as it was raining cats and dogs for a while, but it was nice to have another excuse to hop on a bus instead of walking the long way back home.