Fun Things To Do In Champagne

 

 

 

Located to the east of Paris, the province of Champagne is world renowned for its sparkling vineyards which produce some of the best wines in the entire world (ever wonder where the name ‘champagne’ was invented?).

The region is also considered as one of the finest historical provinces in the country of France and is visited by history buffs and wine lovers from around the world throughout the year. .

Rather than being a holiday destination in itself, Champagne serves as a refreshing stop for passersby who usually pass through the province on the way to other regions. However, should you choose to stop by and stay for a day or two in this picturesque town, here are some things that can keep you occupied during your stay.

 

Champagne Tasting Tours

A visit to Champagne is never complete without tasting its signature wines and champagne. And the best place to do that is Eparney, a small town that is located 15 miles down South from Reims. Eparney is situated on what the locals call ‘Champagne Country’ and houses the best producers of the drink, including Perrier-Jouet andMoet & Chandon.

A small tour of the town on foot would enable you to visit its numerous wine cellars and champagne houses. Another area that you would consider visiting for its champagne tours lies between the Les Ricey and Bar Sur Aube towns in the Aube region.

Historical Attractions

Champagne has its share of historical locations and here are the top spots that you would most likely want to visit while you stay here.

Le Cathedrale Notre Dame de Reims

Also considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the la Cathedrale Notre Dame de Reims is a Gothic masterpiece and for centuries, served as the official site of the coronation of the kings of France.

The cathedral serves as a museum today and is widely acclaimed for its historic significance. The cathedral houses over 2300 hand carved statues,  the oldest surviving halls with Gothic ceilings and Romaneque columns, a grand stairway (called the l’Escalier d’Honneur) that is lined from to bottom by tapestries from the Renaissance period showcasing the life of Saint Remi, and the Salle Gothique. Anime en Español

Palais du Tau, Reims

Situated quite close to the la Cathedrale Notre Dame de Reims is the 13th century museum called Palais Du Tau. Housing several relics and artifacts that date back over the centuries, the Palais Du Tau is famous for its majestic tapestries.

Langres

Situated in the southern region of Champagne is a small historic hill town called Langres that comes complete with ramparts that enclose the town for more than 3 kilometers. Although not frequented by a lot of tourists, Langres still enjoys its status as the ‘Carcassonne of the North’ and is filled to the core with 13th and 17th century stone buildings.

Place Drourt-d’ Erlon

Considered to be the cultural center and the bustling heart of the city, the Place Drouet-d Erlon in Reims is a square that comprises of an avenue that is lined with trees, restaurants, road side cafes, cinema halls and boutiques on both ends.

A pedestrian zone, the Place Drouet-d’ Erlon also houses a majestic fountain on the southern end. Dating back to 1903, the fountain houses several sculptures that signify the four rivers running through the Champagne province, and also contains a winged Victory statue atop a giant column that crowns the fountain.

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Fun Things To Do In Champagne

Fun Things To Do In Champagne

Located to the east of Paris, the province of Champagne is world renowned for its sparkling vineyards which produce some of the best wines in the entire world

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Fun Things To Do In Champagne
Fun Things To Do In Champagne

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