Roaming around the region of Champagne

To love or not to love — Part III

It has always been a bucket list item of mine to visit vineyards, volunteer with wine making processes, and visit wine cellars. I had hoped at least to visit the vineyards before moving back to my home country. I had almost given it up because of the COVID situation, until one of my friends found a good deal and dragged me to the region of Champagne.

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Photo by Dinu Wijayaweera

“One of the five cryptoporticus registered in all the Roman world. Built during the 3rd century. It was used for storing grains in the basement and for walks at the surface. Today, only its Eastern part remains, but this is unusually well preserved for a Gallo-Roman structure.” Wikipedia

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Photo by Dinu Wijayaweera
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Preserved staircase to the abbey. Photo by Dinu Wijayaweera

Other tips

  • The Abbaye d’Hautvillers has the Dom Perignon’s grave. He was a respectable monk who pioneered producing quality champagne. Moët & Chandon’s famous champagne is named after him.
  • If you are going in Summer and plan on walking in the vineyards — have hats, chocolates/ sweets, plenty of water and sun cream with you.
  • Other than champagne, Fossier’s Rose biscuits are produced in Reims. You should grab some Rose biscuits to have with your champagne.
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Biscuits roses de Reims. Photo by Le monde
  • If you are a student, carry your international student identity card with you. Some places have discounted rates for students. (+ always carry your proof of identity)

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