Champagne Vineyard Winter Schedules

Champagne Vineyard Winter Schedules

Is a Champagne vineyard winter visit even worth it? Well, that depends on which vineyard you want to visit. It is absolutely crucial that you check ahead to ensure that someone will be there to welcome you. Surprisingly, it is the smaller wine makers who always have someone on site to at least have a tasting.

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February 20, 2015 by
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Less Visited Towns in Champagne

Less Visited Towns in Champagne

Given its eponymous bubbly elixir, the Champagne region of France is rightly famous and a top day trip from Paris in the neighboring region. But this also means that there are some towns in Champagne that are flush with visitors – Épernay, Châlons-en-Champagne, and Reims – while others have yet to be discovered by the throngs. These less visited towns are the ones where daily life is lived, and give you a real look at France outside of Paris. Here are some of our favorite “secret” places in the Champagne-Ardenne.

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January 23, 2015 by
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Champagne Region Road Trip

Champagne Region Road Trip - Let's Go!

If you’re thinking of taking your first road trip while visiting France, a Champagne region road trip is a great choice. You’re never that far from Paris; it’s drop-dead gorgeous; and there’s lots to see and do.

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November 24, 2014 by
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A Day Trip to the Champagne Region

Champagne day trips are fun!

Tired of walking the streets of Paris? Want to experience another area of France? Thirsty?! Then you will love a day trip to the Champagne region!

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October 31, 2014 by
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Festivals in Champagne

Festivals in Champagne

The Champagne region, just east of the region where Paris is located, is an excellent destination for day trips of all kinds – from outdoorsy activities like hikes to more leisurely pursuits like wine and Champagne tasting. But it’s not all vineyards and parks; residents throughout the region celebrate all manner of events, all year long. Here are our favorite festivals in Champagne.

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September 5, 2014 by
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Other Wines in Champagne

Yes, there are other wines in Champagne!

Like a classic Bordeaux or a hearty Burgundy, Champagne is named after the wine region in which it is produced. But the Champagne-Ardenne geographical region is home to many vineyards that grow all kinds of grapes and produce many different types of wine. If you’re looking for a wine tasting trip near Paris but aren’t […]

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July 11, 2014 by
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Four Things You Didn’t Know About Champagne

Things you didn

The drink, the place, the legend – there is much known about Champagne, but it still holds some secrets close to its bubbly heart. Here, we’ll tell you a few things to know about Champagne so you can be an informed visitor on your next trip!

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May 1, 2014 by
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The Avenue de Champagne

Avenue de Champagne. Photo courtesy of Bramus! on Flickr

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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The Best Time to Visit Champagne

Champagne. Photo courtesy of ©HTO3 on Flickr

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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