ESCORTED TOURS AROUND CHAMPAGNE
THE CHAMPAGNE REGION
The Champagne wine region is located in the Northeastern part of France, about 1h30 away from Paris by car and only 45 minutes thanks to TGV (high-speed train). Champagne is the name of the world-famous sparkling wine we all know, but it is also the name of the region where this wine is made.
Champagne region has a great history (to be discovered), beautiful landscapes and many scenic routes with picturesque villages, forests, superb vineyards, not to forget the « champenois » lifestyle!
By French and European law, the mention of “Champagne” is submitted to strict regulation and the term Champagne can only be used for wines produced in this region, 165 km East of Paris.
Like all wine regions of France following the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) rules, the area where the champagne is produced is delimited. 5 sub-regions can be identified which are: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. The main cities of the Champagne Region are Reims (185,000 inhabitants) and Epernay (26 000 inhabitants).
With France at Leisure Champagne Tours
, you will also discover the most picturesque villages of the region like Hautvillers, Verzenay, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Saint-Thierry. Contact us on 1300 302 632 to discuss your next trip to this beautiful region