Reims among 5 French cities to float through for food heaven
To the gourmets, gastronomes, and gluttons out there, there is no other force in the world that can overpower their love for food. Aptly said by George Benard Shaw, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food”. You might love your family and friends, your children or pets, but you’re in a committed relationship with food. This trip to France can deepen that bond; a gastronomical experience, your taste buds will dance with delight and your cravings will be satisfied. That’s a promise!
One of the cities of “Villes d’Art et d’Histoire” (Cities of Art and History), Reims’ rich heritage and beautiful architecture is bolstered by three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Fun fact: The coronation of every king of France was held in the stunning gothic Reims Cathedral.
Known as the unofficial capital city of the Champagne region, Reims offers abundant opportunities for tasting and tours in the vineyards. With the 40-minute TGV train connection to Paris it is easily accessible, and never easier to fill your brain to bubbly.
Visit Ruinart, the longest-standing Champagne house established in 1768. Located on top of the hill of Rue des Crayères, Ruinart was the first to use chalk cellars to age their champagne. Their enormous chalk caverns, also known as Crayères, have been classified as a national monument. Veuve Clicquot is located in Reims. The second-largest Champagne house, they produce 18 million bottles a year. Embark on an amazing tour “In the footsteps of Madame Clicquot” for a guided cellar tour and wine tasting. You’re absolutely spoilt for choice with a dizzying array of Champagne houses to visit, just be careful to not to let your head fill with too much fizz!
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- Reims, biggest gastronomic city in France !