The Taittinger Champagne House was founded in 1734, and is famous for its Comptes de Champagne made from Chardonnay. It’s located in Reims, France, a charming, small city about 80 miles northeast of Paris, where winding streets are filled with cheerful people and endless cafes.
I visited Taittinger as a day trip while studying abroad in France. A friend and I took an early train and arrived in Reims mid-morning. We wandered around and explored the town, picked up some fresh produce from the open-air market, and found a park to enjoy our picnic of strawberries, avocados and the best mango I’ve ever eaten.
After lunch, we toured the winery. We were the only people there who weren’t a couple! We saw the cellars where the champagne is made and learned about the champagne-making process, then ended our tour with a glass of (delicious) champagne.
How to get there: I took a train from Metz to Reims to visit Taittinger. If you’re travelling from Paris or another city in Europe, taking a train is the perfect way to get here. The Estate itself is a within walking distance from the train station, but you could also take a taxi if you have luggage.
How to get around: Since the weather was so nice when I visited, I walked everywhere, but there are also taxis and a tram system in Reims.
What to see: The Taittinger Estate for a champagne tour, of course! We didn’t need reservations for our tour (although you may need them if you are planning to visit during tourist season.) There is also a beautiful cathedral in Reims, and it’s fun to just around the town.
What to eat: If the weather’s pretty, I recommend picking up some fresh produce for a picnic (you could also pick up a baguette from one of the boulangeries) and I always love finding a cute cafe to have coffee and pastries for an afternoon pick-me-up.
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