An earlyish 6:30 to avoid the later heat. Good plan. Soon leaving Troyes we pick up a cycle path Le Velovoie des Lacs. And came across some lakes. Here’s the Route
First grapevines of the trip. Marvin Gaye was happy. Champagne ones too according to the sign boards and increasingly larger Chateaux. Apart from that vast areas of farming punctuated by the occasional deserted village. In between our first cattle (white), sheep (also white).
Chaumont is notable for its 1856 railway viaduct. It is impressive. A lovely day.