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Champagne-Ardenne has some charming places to stay, especially in the champagne producing area centred on Reims, which is much visited for its magnificent cathedral. In the south of the region, Troyes also has a fine cathedral, and is a more compact, pleasanter city.
Champagne may not have been invented here. It seems likely that monks from Languedoc, in the south, arrived already knowing the technique and found that the chalky soil and cooler climate made a brighter, better tasting wine.
As elsewhere, our recommendation in Champage-Ardenne has the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.