France’s Champagne region, home to the world’s top Champagne producers, is a bastion of romance. From a private tour of the underground wine fermenting tunnels to a specialty artisan chocolate and Champagne tasting to a freshly prepared gourmet lunch, here are some of the ways you can have a romantic Champagne visit.
- Arrange a tour of the famous Champagne houses (grandes maison de Champagne) to taste some of the world’s most sought-after vintages and explore picturesque Gothic towns and romantic villages.
- Go underground and discover the man-made chalk tunnels (crayeres), which are naturally the perfect temperature for the key second fermentation that gives Champagne its signature bubbles.
- Indulge with aphrodisiacs. Sip pink Champagne and sample homemade chocolates as you tour the scenic vineyards of Epernay with a master chocolatier and winemaker to show you the process.
- For many, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Moët & Chandon, or Taittinger is the ultimate mark of a special occasion. No need to stop with a bottle when you can tour the grounds of the world’s most exclusive Champagne-making houses. Book a private tour to explore at your own pace.