A virtual synonym for luxury and indulgence, Champagne has been enjoyed by the great and good of the world for centuries. The fertile soil and unique conditions of the Champagne wine region in northeastern France create a vintage with a truly exceptional flavour. Visiting this unique area will give you a fascinating insight into this legendary beverage and its history.
As only sparkling wine produced in the region can be called Champagne, the area has developed its own distinctive character and identity. During your tour you can explore the various wineries and cellars that dot the region, see the Champagne grapes being grown and sample some of the best fizz France has to offer.
On why this region is so significant, Pier-Alexis Souliere says “The Loire valley is just a stone's throw away from Paris, and its multiple chateaux are magnificent to behold, but the real King here is the Chenin Blanc grape. Sparkling wines here are just charged with energy and that's what makes them so food-friendly. From apéritif to dessert they will take you on a journey.’’
Located within this famous region you’ll also find a number of historic towns and cities including Reims, Ay and the aptly named Bouzy. Boasting excellent restaurants, important cultural sights and rich history, these settlements make fantastic overnight stops on your oenological odyssey.