Feel la Champagne: home of the famous fizz
Listed as a world heritage treasure by UNESCO, the hillsides, houses and cellars of Champagne draw visitors from around the world to discover the strictly-regulated but magical process of champagne production. One of Champagne’s major attractions is the elegant Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, lined with prestigious champagne houses. This is the starting point to explore the vineyard’s ubiquitous Route du Champagne. Both famous brands and family-run enterprises welcome visitors into their vineyards and cellars for a truly delicious, educational experience.
Tourists flock here to relish the refined ‘art de vivre’ that is quintessential to Champagne and there are many things to feast on besides the fizz. The cathedral of Reims is a gothic masterpiece, the historic centre of Troyes forms a labyrinth of narrow paved streets and richly coloured half-timbered houses, whilst other heritage gems include the Renaissance Château de Condé and the beautifully preserved ramparts of Langres. There’s also fine gastronomy in abundance, from local ham and creamy cheese to sloe liqueur and pretty pink biscuits.
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