Avenue de Champagne. Photo courtesy of Bramus! on Flickr

The Avenue de Champagne

The Champagne region of France is understandably popular with those who like to have a glass of the bubbly. But while the actual capital of the Champagne-Ardenne Region is Châlons-en-Champagne, the “Capital of Champagne” is Épernay – home to the famed Avenue de Champagne.

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March 6, 2014 by
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Champagne. Photo courtesy of ©HTO3 on Flickr

The Best Time to Visit Champagne

With the popularity of its eponymous adult beverage, the Champagne region is a dream for many visitors to France. And once you see that it’s doable as a day trip from Paris, it frequently shoots up to the top of anyone’s must-see list. But when is the best time to visit Champagne? Are they too busy in the spring and fall? Is it too hot in the summer? Is it even worth it in the winter?

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January 22, 2014 by
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Food in the Champagne Region

Food in the Champagne Region: Boudin Blanc. Photo courtesy of David Blaine on Flickr

As you can imagine, most of the food in the Champagne Region of France goes well with the beverage that bears its name – Champagne! For example, even though even though it is a land-locked region, oysters abound. But let’s go a bit deeper to the area’s native delicacies you’ll be seeing most often on menus.

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December 25, 2013 by
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Christmas in the Champagne Region

Christimas in Champagne. Photo courtesy of Annie Roi on Flickr

Many visitors to France make a point of visiting the Champagne Region; in fact, it’s an ideal day trip from Paris. But while many take advantage of the warmer months to do so, they’re missing out on a magical time and place: Christmas in Champagne.

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November 27, 2013 by
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Champagne UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims

Are you a fan of UNESCO sites around the world? Join the club! Many travelers create vacation itineraries based on where they can find UNESCO World Heritage Sites – which means that probably find themselves in France quite often, with its whopping 35 sites spread out over over a dozen of its regions. Reims is the undisputed capital of Champagne UNESCO World Heritage sites, with no less than three (which UNESCO counts as one overall site).

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October 30, 2013 by
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A Sedan in France – And It’s Not a Car

Sedan in France: A castle runs through it. Photo courtesy of Jean & Nathalie on Flickr

Sedan may not be well known to travelers, other than as an option on a rental car agreement. But historians have Sedan in France on their itinerary, and WWII buffs know it as the place from where the Germans launched their invasion of Belgium.

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October 2, 2013 by
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Visiting Champagne If You Don’t Drink Champagne

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With a name like Champagne, you can pretty much guess that the activities in this French region are going to center around a bit of the bubbly. People come from around the world to tour historic vineyards and taste their favorite brands in the cellars where bottles have been stored for centuries. So, it’s understandable if you don’t drink, or if you’re traveling with kids, that visiting Champagne may not be at the top of your vacation to-do list. But the truth is that there are plenty of non-alcohol reasons to visit this beautiful region so close to Paris.

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September 4, 2013 by
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Biking in Champagne

Biking in Champagne. Photo courtesy of Stephane Mignon on Flickr

Once people realize that the Champagne region of France is so close to Paris, many start to plan a road trip to visit the vineyards and arrange for on-site tastings. But understandably, the thought of getting pulled over in a foreign country with even a sip of bubbly in your system is not a welcome prospect.

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August 7, 2013 by
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The Champagne Region For First-Time Visitors

The Champagne Region of France. Courtesy of Flashpacking Life on Flickr

For many visitors to France, visiting vineyards is at the top of the to-do list. But if you’re based in Paris, is it doable? Yes, and that’s mostly thanks to the nearby Champagne region. Here are some quick Champagne region tips for the first-time visitor, so you can make the most of your sipping experience! […]

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July 10, 2013 by
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House of Mumm Cellar Tours

GH Mumm Cellar Tour. Photo courtesy of Michael Osmenda on Flickr

Looking for a day trip from Paris? Look no further than Reims, and more specifically, than a House of Mumm cellar tour. It is informative, fun, and you get to drink Champagne at the end of it! What’s not to love? The House of Mumm, which was established in 1827, stores 25 million – yes, […]

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June 26, 2013 by
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