France Travel Planner Logo   Guide to Champagne Region, France


The winemaking region of Champagne, 144 km (90 miles) northeast of Paris, is a must visit for any wine-lover.

Fast TGV trains from Paris's Gare de l'Est make it possible to reach Reims, the "capital" of the Champagne region, in as little as 45 minutes, so a day-trip excursion to the region is easily possible.

Even better is an overnight excursion, staying for a night or two at a hotel in Reims or Champagne's other major winemaking town, Épernay.

The best Champagne experience is strolling through the towns, visiting the great Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Reims, wandering among the vineyards, and touring one or more of the great champagne winemakers with their kilometers of chalk caves lined with millions of bottles of bubbly wine.

The Champagne region, like the rest of northern France, was profoundly affected by World War I. Many cities and towns were rebuilt after the cataclysm, so the way they look today is a direct result of the conflict. More...



Champagne Wineries

Transport for Champagne


World War I



Cathédrale de Notre-dame de Reims, Reims, France

Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Reims.

FTP on Facebook    
Pinterest    Twitter