The Champagne region, at the source of sparkling wine
Champagne is one of the most successful French wines. Over the years, it has conquered many wine enthusiasts around the world. The figures for its exports are quite flattering. In the United States, for example, 23 million bottles were sold in 2017. Many people wanting to know more about the success of this drink decide to go to the region of which it is named. For this, a tour guide is necessary to make the most of the trip.
Epernay and Reims are two cities that are perfect for exploring the vineyards of Champagne. It is recommended to wait until October or November to have all the attention of the owners. The landscapes are also very beautiful at these times of the year.
The climate is quite cool, so bring warm clothes and baskets. Want to taste the wines of the region, the tasting rooms of producers are accessible by appointment. To push the explorations further, some sites are unavoidable as the Marne Valley, the Montagne de Reims, the Côte de Sezanne, or the Côte des Blancs. Do not miss visiting Taittinger and Ruinart, famous brands of Champagne.
In terms of accommodation, depending on the city, several housing options are available including the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in Epernay or the Grand Hotel des Templiers in Reims.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.