Champagne Country Travel Guide
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Fodor's France 2014
Plan Your Champagne Country Vacation
As you head toward Reims, the landscape loosens and undulates, and the hills tantalize with French vineyards that—thanks to la méthode champenoise—produce the world's antidote to gloom. Each year, millions of bottles of bubbly mature in hundreds of kilometers of chalk tunnels carved under the streets of Reims and Épernay, both of which fight for the title "The Champagne City."
The Champagne Region has a mix of old, rambling hotels, often simple rather than pretentious. In addition, there are a handful of stylish hostelries catering...read more
This region is less dependent on tourism than many in France, and most restaurants are open year-round. However, in the largest cities, Reims and Amiens...read more
Things To Do in Champagne Country
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Drink Champagne—what else!: Drink it, see the vineyards, visit the cavernous chalk cellars where bottles are stored by the million.... Read more
There's nothing like getting out into Mother Nature to send the spirits soaring and, as it turns out, the region of Champagne is custom-made... Read more
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