It’s become an icon for celebration–it may just be the best-known wine in the world. Of course, champagne is named after the area it comes from, as is typical in French viticultural tradition. Want to see where the magic happens? If you’re in Paris, then you’re in luck!
Bottle Up Your Excitement on the Bus
Of course there’s more to the place than just wine. Take a bus to Champagne from Paris for only 9€ (each way). It will take about 2 hours. You can buy tickets from Paris to Reims on the flixbus website.
Take the Train There
Fun fact: the ceremonial coronation of French monarchs took place at the Notre Dame de Reims (picture at the top of the page). Looking for a speedy 45-minute train-ride there? Round trip train tickets cost around 30-40€. Make an itinerary with SNCF.
Cars Still Exist
Sure, we’d all like to transcend this shameful global automobile addiction already. And yes, France is not the auto-country the US is. Wine (champagne!) flows through her veins, not gasoline. That being said, going by car may only cost you the price of fuel if you’ve already got one. Like the bus, it’s around 2 hours away. If you’re interested in renting a car, here are the most popular car-rental companies:
So go and enjoy Reims and the countryside!