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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.