Spirited Family Encounters in Champagne
The train speeds off to bubbly encounters with the region of Champagne located
close to Paris. Raise a toast to good times with the family as you take on
discovery tours of the vineyards – a UNESCO World Heritage
status – feel a bit of the local vibe in Reims and Epernay and succumb to the
indulgences of retail therapy in Troyes.
While in Reims
A delicious mix of history and the bubbly makes for a heady agenda in Reims, located
less than an hour from Paris. Do not miss the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral,
a UNESCO World Heritage site and also much revered as the coronation venue of
several French kings. A sound-and-light show at the cathedral on summer
evenings makes history come alive. If it’s Champagne you
seek, plan a discovery of celebrity Champagne cellars such as Pommery and GH Mumm,
besides others, and savour some delicious tasting at the end!
Do not leave without pairing your flute of Champagne with Reims’s famous
pink biscuits for a delicious palatable experience.
for a discovery of Epernay, which lies nestled within sprawling vineyards. A
walk down its famous UNESCO classified Avenue de Champagne acquaints
you with the prestigious Champagne houses that grace this elegant boulevard.
Epernay’s famous underground cellars that stock bubbly treasures! Head to
tasting bars such as C Comme Champagne to
spend an evening with over 400 varieties of the bubbly! Discover the charming
village of Hautvilliers
where the bubbly was discovered by the monk Dom Perignon.The town’s charming wrought iron
signs perched above each house make for amusing encounters!
Troyes Made Easy
Shaped in the form of a champagne cork, Troyes offers you many reasons to visit.
If shopping brings a smile to your face, take the entire clan to the McArthur
outlets that offer the best deals on branded shopping. Medieval Troyes invites
you for a discovery of its quaint half-timbered houses on a stroll through its
lanes. Add activities such as discovering the city through treasure hunts or geocaching
to enhance the fun quotient to your stay.
Enjoy a family outing to Essoyes,
home of the Great Master Renoir to learn about the life and works of this great
Things to do with the Family
- Take the family on a discovery of the Champagne Tourist Route that
sees you interacting with winegrowers
and learning more about the bubbly.
- Make vineyard discoveries fun through hot-air balloon rides or on cycles
or in 4x4 vehicles.
- Go all sporty with accrobranching –
a unique activity on trees promising unlimited fun for adults and kids.
- Discover cities through French vintage car rides or
test your culinary skills at fun cooking classes involving
chocolate or the famous pink biscuit
Know Before You Go
• The TGV links Paris city centre and Reims in 45 minutes. Direct services from
Paris CDG to Champagne Ardenne connect both destinations in under 30 minutes!
• Reims and Epernay are just 30 train minutes apart and enjoy frequent
is directly connected to Paris (90 minutes) but can also be reached from
Epernay (4 hours approximately and 2 train changes).