Luxury Champagne Holidays

Champagne’s charm goes way beyond the captivating allure of popping corks, with its sweeping views of lush vineyards, charming villages, and historic domains.

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Of course, the world-famous sparkling wine, neat rows of vineyards and châteaux are a major draw to the area, but once in Champagne, France, there is so much more to see. Cathedrals, mediaeval churches, castles, and idyllic villages are dotted around this region. There is more than a scattering of Michelin-star restaurants, and it also has the advantage of not being as overpopulated as some more obvious tourist spots in France. Only 45 minutes from Paris or a few hours from Calais, Champagne is a perfect destination for a long weekend or a few nights as part of a longer itinerary to Paris or Normandy or combined with other wine regions such as Burgundy or the Loire Valley.


Why plan a luxury holiday to Champagne, France?

Between the outdoor activities, exquisite wine tasting and rich history, there is more than enough to do in Champagne to keep you busy. You’ve got glorious countryside and forests to explore by foot or on bicycles, take to the air in a hot air balloon, enjoy the Champagne tours in local vineyards, visit the many historical buildings and picnic in fields of summer flowers.

You’ll find rich history during a Champagne holiday. Beyond the fabulous tales of the French monk Dom Perignon inventing Champagne, there’s the fascinating part the region played during World War I. Its underground quarries not only acted as a shelter against bombings, but also served as homes, schools, hospitals, and a way to communicate and travel undetected by the enemy.


The Perfect Long Weekend Escape

A long weekend away can be just the tonic you need whether for a break from work or a chance to reconnect with friends and loved ones. Champagne is an ideal destination for those magical three days. Just 45 minutes from Paris by TGV, you could jump on the Eurostar in the morning and be in Champagne by lunch. And, with Scott Dunn’s VIP Escort & Porterage services at train stations, it’s even easier.

The Champagne region is small enough to visit the best Champagne houses, eat in fantastic restaurants and spend some time exploring the beautiful scenery, all in a couple of days.

Alternatively, tag on a holiday to Champagne with a few days in Paris or when travelling to the French Alps, – it's a great stopping point between Calais and the mountains – or driving on to the South of France.



Luxury Champagne Tours & Hotels

Here’s our pick of hotels in Champagne, along with some inspiration for itineraries that include Champagne tours.

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Things to Do in Champagne France

Holidays to Champagne are likely to include sampling the fruits of the world’s finest appellation, but there is more to the area than just bubbles.

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Champagne Holiday FAQs

  • Where is the Champagne region of France?

    The Champagne region of France is in the northeast of the country, roughly 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. It covers the departments of Marne, Aube, and parts of Haute-Marne and Aisne.

  • Is the Champagne region worth visiting?

    Yes! Champagne is definitely worth visiting, whether or not you like the drink. The region is home to a fascinating history, beautiful villages, and fantastic restaurants. You can take in the scenery by foot, bike, or boat and all at your own pace.

  • Where is the best place to visit in Champagne?

    Some of the best places to visit in the Champagne region include:

    • Reims, known for its magnificent cathedral, Champagne houses, and the Palais du Tau, the former palace of the Archbishop of Reims, where the Kings of France stayed during their coronation (closed until 2025).
    • Épernay, which is often referred to as the Capital of Champagne, as it is home to the Avenue de Champagne, lined with grand Champagne houses.
    • Troyes, a well-preserved mediaeval old town with half-timbered houses and historical churches.
    • Hautvillers, a charming village known as the birthplace of Champagne, where Dom Pérignon, the famous monk, perfected the Champagne-making process.

  • How many days is enough to visit the Champagne region?

    Two to three days is enough time for a holiday in Champagne, you'll be able to tour some Champagne houses and explore the area, before heading off to other parts of France.

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