"Reims - Champagne and Monuments" Reims by Luchonda

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The gothic Cathedral - The vineyards

Reims - northern France - situated an hour from Paris, at crossroads with the European motorways A4-E50 (Paris - Strasbourg), A34 (Ardennes – Belgium) and A26 – E17 (Calais – Dijon - Lyon)
Travelling to this city is enjoying the vineyards - the monuments and tasting the golden pearls of Champagne.
Three different types of landscapes - perfect for cultivating the famous champagne :
First : le "Pinot Noir", "raisin noir au jus incolore", has the reputation to give "body" to the champagne !
Second : le "Meunier" cultivated for it's fruity taste and finally the cultivation of the famous "Chardonnay" the white grape giving flavour to the champagne.
The secret to make champagne is the labour of the cellar master ! Mixing and cultivating this three types of grapes is the most hidden secret of making champagne !
Please give me this secret formula !

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Devine landscapes and historical importance
  • In a nutshell:Just let us celebrate and taste the champagne
  • Last visit to Reims: May 1997
  • Intro Updated Jul 13, 2003
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  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Stunning architecture and a champagne trail.....there is much to recommend Reims. Regards from Texas

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2007 at 4:02 AM

    Good photos and an enjoyable page, Luc. I don't know whether the fountain is fizzing champagne or water, but there is an almost identical fountain in Sydney! (Sadly, it splashes water) :))

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2006 at 10:42 AM

    Champagne and Cathedral, what a wonderful mix!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2006 at 11:04 PM

    ah well..Chardonnay must do tonite superb pix Luc..by the way, the same artist done Sydney's and Christchurch fountain, good eh!!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 11:39 AM

    The cathedral of Reims looks so beautiful! Hahaha, and ordering a Leffe here does need some 'lef', but drinking a Leffe on a sunny afternoon sounds perfect and I actually would prefer it over the champagne :-)))

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2005 at 1:25 PM

    Thanks for the visit to my Venice page. Next year we are planning on visiting France so your tips and travelogues are really intriguing. With the New Year so close the champagne bubbles must be getting quite excited ;-) Thx...Tomm

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2005 at 9:30 PM

    Am craving a bit of champagne now! Great tips and photos.

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2005 at 4:13 PM

    Interesting page about Reims. Photos are fabulous.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 8:59 AM

    Nice travelogues and tips. I've been thinking about Reims lately because of Rossini's opera "The Journey to Reims" (Frankfurt am Main Favorite Tips by Nemorino).

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 4:20 AM

    Yes Luc have to add my request to Geisha Girls. This is one are I'd like to do some serious wine tasting in. lol! Cheers from downunder.

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