Rest day in Reims with Japan 88 Temple/ Camino buddy Patrick.
It was such a nice afternoon with Patrick and Pascale that we could hardly decline their offer to stay and take a rest day.
Patrick took us to the Foujita Chapel on the Mumm Champagne grounds.
Foujita was a Japanese born artist who after experiencing mystical enlightenment at the Abbey of St. Remi Basilica converted to Catholicism.
We visited St. Remi Basilica who converted King Clovus to Christianity
Then a tour of the Pommery Champagne caves which were originally Roman chalk pits and the quarry for the stones of Reims Cathedral.
Followed by another soak in his hot tub.
And another gourmet dinner of Lamb, Patrick’s homemade wild boar pate, and gnocchi followed by cheese and then a dessert of chestnut pie.
It will be most difficult to leave in the morning.