Sumary of Wine Tourism: Champagne, Beyond The Bubbles:
- View along the Trevois Canal at Troyes, France (in the Champagne wine region) getty A visit to the prestigious wine region of Champagne, France is likely on the bucket list of anyone who appreciates sparkling wines.
- Foremost, this is the best place to sip and savor various types of Champagne in their unique terroir.
- In 2015, UNESCO designated the hillsides, houses, and cellars of Champagne a World Heritage Site, noting their significance in creating a “product of excellence, renowned as the universal symbol of festiveness, celebration and reconciliation.” This province, spread over some 84,000 acres in northeastern France, houses 360 Champagne houses (with 16,200 growers), many of which are open to the public for tasting and tours.
- But to truly appreciate the wealth of hospitality Champagne has to offer, visitors often opt to stay in one of the region’s historical cities (e.g., Reims and Epernay) or picturesque villages so they can travel more slowly, perhaps visiting multiple houses and simply enjoying the countryside and wonderful foods.
- Here is a small sampling of five bespoke experiences that attract wine tourists: Vineyards that belong to champagne producers throughout the Champagne region of France are …
- [+] identified with stone markers according to the producer and grower of the three champagne grapes getty MORE FOR YOU Underground Tour at La Cave Aux Collage Champagne Legrand-LaTour Fleury-la-Rivière, France Guided tours at this venerable Champagne house allow guests to explore its unique underground cellar.