Most sites can be reached by regular service, except for the Champagne vineyards, which require a car. There are frequent daily trains from Paris (Gare du Nord) to Beauvais (1 hr 15 mins), Amiens (1 hr 20 mins), Soissons (1 hr 5 mins), and Laon (1 hr 40 mins). The super-express TGV service covers the 170 km (105 miles) from Paris (Gare de l'Est) to Reims in 50 minutes. Trains departing from Gare de l'Est regularly travel to Châlons as well, making the 174-km (108-mile) trip in 1 hour 30 minutes—1 hour 3 minutes if you take the TGV. From the same station you can travel to Épernay (1 hr 15 mins) or to Château-Thierry (46 mins). Within the Champagne region, trains also connect Reims and Épernay (30 mins).
Gare SNCF Reims. Bd. Joffre, Reims, Grand-Est, 51100. 08–91–67–10–08.
SNCF. 3635; www.voyages-sncf.com.