Champagne, a region full of bubbly experiences
Experiences not to miss during your Champagne Villa Holiday
The Champagne region of France that gives its name, sparkles with bubbly possibilities for travellers. The word champagne could mean different things to different people, we mean when you think of champagne you could think of many things. It could be parties, celebrations, friends or bubbles or if you are looking at a map, then eastern France or north eastern France.
A Road trip guide to Champagne
The appellation d’origine contrôlée boundaries of Champagne are divided into 5 wine areas within the historical province: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne.
Whether it’s visiting the wine cellars of Moët & Chandon in Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, or Trying the New-Age Aube Champagne, where the farmers known to be dissident against the other Champagnes, the region is a must in everyone’s itinerary to France.
Visit a Reims winemakers wine cellars for a tasting of the finest champagne and take a tour. Explore the town’s historic monuments: Palais du Tau, the Saint-Remi Museum and Saint-Remi Basilica. Take a tour to Pommery explore the beautiful and impressive cellars or try the Veuve Clicquot trips.
In Epernay, explore vineyards, the surrounding hills and villages with an electric Car/tuk-tuk, discover Abbey d’Hautvillers, built in the 7th century where Dom Pérignon is buried. Stop for lunch at 36 in Hautvillers, with Champagne tasting and head over to nice a Michelin Star restaurant for dining.
If you want to do something different, visit Aube: it is situated just about an hour’s drive south of Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims and Marne-Valley. Epernay and Reims are the main hubs, where the major producers have their maison. Like the French cellar master at the Hautvillers, the Benedictine Monk Dom Pierre Pérignon from the 17th century exclaimed “Come quickly! I’m tasting stars!”, we say come visit Champagne and enjoy a real Luxury Champagne Chateaux and Villa experience in this region. Get in touch with us, we can help you with a Private luxury wine tour in Champagne or an extended trip such as a Specialised wine tours and tastings in Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux including private boat cruises, Michelin Star and fine dining experiences, beautiful Chateaux stays in Champagne included with luxury chauffeur-driven Mercedes.
Best period to visit the Champagne region:
You can get hooked to Champagne after your first visit. The best time to visit Champagne runs from May to mid-October. The harvest begins in late September and that’s when the champagne houses including the owner run operations—known as grower champagnes are at their busiest, so not very visitor friendly, whether its tourism or production.
So best avoid harvest time, particularly if you fancy the smaller, self-governing vineyards rather than those big names you see. We think best time to visit Champagne should be in October and November.