France - Champagne (PDF Chapter)
This is the Champagne chapter from Lonely Planet’s France guidebook.
Despite the prestige of their famed vines, the people of Champagne offer a warm, surprisingly easygoing welcome, both in the stylish cities and along the Champagne Routes, which wend their way through villages to family-run cellars and vineyards.
- ramble through hillside vineyards, comely villages and family-run wineries on the Côte des Blancs Champagne Route
- toast the end of a cellar tour with a glass of fizz in Épernay
- climb the tower of Reims’ Gothic Cathédrale Notre Dame for 360-degree views across France’s flattest region
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Reims, Marne, Montagne de Reims Champagne Route, Vallée de la Marne Champagne Route, Côte des Blancs Champagne Route, Épernay, Troyes, Côte des Bar Champagne Route, Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, Essoyes, Les Riceys.
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