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Wines of Champagne

Anchored by the historic towns of Reims and Épernay, the hillside vineyards, touring routes and champagne houses of France’s renowned Champagne region make a perfect getaway.
The mill at Verzenay in the champagne country southeast of Reims

Cellar tours


Pronounced ‘moom’, Mumm is a convenient tasting stop in central Reims, founded in 1827. Engaging and edifying guided tours take you through cellars filled with 25 million bottles of fine bubbly and conclude with a tasting. Phone ahead to book if possible (; 34 Rue du Champ de Mars; 9.30am–1pm & 2pm–6pm daily, shorter hours & closed Sun Nov– Dec; tours incl tasting from £16).

Champagne bottles in ‘pupitres’ (wooden racks) at Taittinger
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