I know we all love the sparkling crisp bubbles and elegance of drinking from a tall stem crystal glass of Champagne. So it should come as no surprise that this refined drink originates from one of the most sophisticated places in the world, the Champagne region of France. Champagne is a land of rolling hills, tremendous lakes and mystical valleys with flowing rivers and immense forests that are immersed in secrecy and myth.
Champagne is one of the greatest regions of France, conjuring up images of celebration and home of the world famous cathedral at Reims. This has long been one of Europe’s great provinces and due to the rich agricultural land, produces the famous sparkling wine the region gives it’s name too.
Behind the glamour there is an unspoilt rural idyll of two striking contrasting landscapes. The rolling plains of Champagne blend into the lakes and water meadows of the south. In the north the dramatic valleys and the dense wooded forests of the Ardennes.
Coming and Going
By air the 3 main airports of Paris and the regional Varty provides access to the area.
By road the region is well served by auto routes and pleasant main roads.
By train the central main hub of Reims is 45 minutes from Paris with good local stations.
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