If you visit Champagne region in France you will certainly experience many a celebration, whether it will be a sophisticated party or true Dionysian revelry. While champagne is always kept all over the world only for special occasions, it is not the truth for Champagne region.
Under European law, the name Champagne can only be used for wines made from grapes growing only in the Champagne region and cultivated by the ancient rigorous procedure.
This process includes a mixture of three different types of grapes (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay), two stages of fermentation (fermentation and maturation) and especially the frequent turning the bottle to remove the sediment.
This region is of course the king of sparkling wines, but it is a friendly place for cyclists, hikers and family outings as well.
Cities and places in Champagne
City of Reims is considered the capital of Champagne region, and was a part of Crown roads throughout the French monarchy.
Once you enter the cathedral where the coronations took place, you immediately understand why it was right here.
A powerful atmosphere of the cathedral can then also be found in the former Archbishop.
Château de Fontainebleau is the epitome of fun, happiness and children’s naivety.
It is located closer to Paris, which Louis XIV. replaced with more luxurious and larger Palace of Versailles.
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