Nestled on the northeast side of Paris, this wine-producing region encompasses cities such as Reims and Epernay, frequently chosen as the starting points for visitors. Notably, renowned producers like Veuve and Mumm are located in these cities. Conveniently, both Reims and Epernay are easily reachable from Paris by train, with the journey taking less than two hours. However, for those who prefer flexibility, renting a car or hiring a driver is an option, particularly advisable if you intend to partake in wine tasting and do not plan to stay overnight. Champagne is a 100% French product and this is only place in the world that it is made.
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Best Hotel & Restaurant
L’Assiette Champagne – It is at the heart of the Champagne region, near Reims, that you will discover the gastronomy of this three-Michelin-starred Chef. Arnaud Lallement presents you with a menu which evolves as the seasons go by and where the ingredients are treated with loving care. A fabulous culinary experience!
Places to Visit
Maison Perrier-Jouët – The Cellier Belle Epoque, located in Epernay, is the ideal place to take a break, sip on one of their signature cocktails and discover some surprising food and champagne pairings.
Veuve Clicquot – The Veuve Clicquot House, located in Reims, has one of the most important Champagne vineyards in terms of size and quality: 390 hectares spread over 12 of the 17 Grands Crus and 20 of the 44 Premiers Crus in Champagne. Learn about how the champagnes are made and discover the unique style of the House.
Moët & Chandon – Explore Champagne’s largest network of underground wine cellars and discover the secrets behind this iconic Champagne and symbol of French luxury. More than three centuries of heritage, passion and savoir-faire lie beneath your feet as you walk along the cobbles of Avenue de Champagne.
Club Trésors de Champagne – Located in the trendy Boulingrin district of Reims, the Boutique has been designed in a surprising and educational setting, adorned with a ceiling of luminous bottles and a lounge ideally suited for tastings. Book a Masterclass where their Sommelier will guide you around Champagne’s diversity. Enjoy the best tasting experience in Champagne while discovering the diversity of the region. A small producer’s paradise.