Places to visit in Europe

Champagne region for wine and shopping

 

The Champagne region carries the name of its famous Champagne wine. Here a Champagne bottle carved in ice at Moet & Chandon in Epernay during the Christmes celebrations.

The Champagne region is a vast area bounded by the Ile de France to the west, Lorraine in the east and Burgundy in the south.

Awareness of the Champagne region obviously joined that of his famous wine of Champagne. But in Champagne, there are many other areas of interest, different from the traditional cellar visits and tastings.

Rheims (Reims in French) is a nice stop for its world-famous cathedral but also for its caves of Champagne and gourmet restaurants.

Epernay and the Avenue de Champagne attracts tourists and wine lovers from all over the world.

The Valley of the Marne and its wine villages are also places of memory of past global conflicts WW1 and WWII.

Farther south, Troyes, once famous for its fairs of Champagne, has kept all his dynamism and charm. Troyes is a great shopping destination. South of Troyes there is another interesting Champagne wine region. Les Riceys and the surrounding villages are producing an amazing Champagne rosé made from pinot noir.