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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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! [...]
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, [...]
Reims is a beautiful town in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France, and a quick day trip from Paris. Even if it wasn’t famous for two very important reasons, it would still be worth it. But as luck would have it, Reims does indeed have two very important reasons to visit – and that’s what we’re going to talk about now.
A collection of our favorite photos of the beautiful vistas and vineyards of Champagne, France.