Cycling in France - Champagne (Chapter)
This is the Champagne chapter from Lonely Planet's Cycling France guidebook.
Pop! Fizzle. Ahhh. The mere mention of Champagne conjures up one thing: the celebrated sparkling wines that have been produced in these parts for centuries. Wending its way through vineyards and picturesque wine-growing villages, the Champagne route lives up to the legend.
- quaff champagne at the end of a cellar tour in Épernay
- transport and accommodation
- wander the alleys of the beautifully preserved medieval city of Troyes
- bottoms up: what you need to know about regional wines
Coverage includes: Champagne, History, Environment, Climate, Around Épernay, The South, Towns & Facilities, Getting to/from the Rides, Vallée de la Marne, Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs, Taste of Southern Champagne.