Meet greeter Françoise Graux for a lovely visit of Epernay, in the Champagne region. Françoise’s ancestors were railway workers. Between historical facts and personal stories, you’ll get a unique insight about what life was like a few generations ago but also how the development of railway had a direct impact on the layout of the city. Visits with greeters are becoming more and more popular in France; they’re a great way to discover places with a local!
[04 min 06 sec] What’s “un cheminot”?
[05 min 29 sec] The occupations of Françoise’s ancestors
[08 min 23 sec] The visit with our greeter is starting!
[10 min 40 sec] Why the train station was built in Epernay
[15 min 00 sec] The influence of the railway on the urban landscape
[18 min 19 sec] L’Economa
[23 min 17 sec] Where to see old locomotives today
[24 min 49 sec] Lifestyle and privileges of the railway workers
[27 min 55 sec] How to contact Françoise
[29 min 57 sec] What else to see around Epernay
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