The day begins, there is a lot to do, so without wasting time, we go for breakfast in a small but cozy cafe Brioche Dorée. Here you can find all the usual dishes for breakfast, from croissants to toasted with filling and strong coffee. The atmosphere of the cafe is also very friendly and positive.
Further down the road to Champagne, but still in Lorraine, lies Verdun. Today it's an idyllic little town. And during the First World War there were fierce battles between the Germans and the French. On both sides, 400,000 people died. The remains of 130,000 unidentified soldiers rest in the Hall of Fame near Duhomont.
Cretaceous soils in the vicinity of Epernay are ideal for growing chardonnay and pinot noir vines, of which most champagne wines are made. In the limestone hills there is a labyrinth of wine cellars, where the noble drink is aged to maturity. You can get an idea of how champagne is made during a tour of the most famous wine cellars, such as the Washroom et Chandon or Mercier.
La Cave À Champagne is a classic restaurant of French cuisine with all peculiarities and traits that are peculiar to gastronomic culture of this country. The interior is also very aesthetically pleasing and cozy. In the menu you can pay attention to such dishes as onion soup and vegetable salads.
Reims is Champagne's second largest city. Since 1179, French kings have been crowned here. The facade of Notre Dame Cathedral, decorated with 2300 figures, is one of the best examples of the French Gothic. Coloured stained-glass windows, which were damaged during the two world wars, were gradually restored; since 1974 the choir has been decorated with stained-glass windows based on sketches by Marc Chagall.
The Basilica of San Remy houses the tomb of the French kings and the Museum of San Remy is one of the richest museums in Europe.
Brasserie Le Jardin - Les Crayères is an excellent restaurant located in the garden of an ancient castle. Was awarded two Michelin stars and absolutely matches them.