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Champagne Fast Facts

Major cities: Reims, Troyes

Michelin-Starred chefs: 9

Easy access by TGV and train:
Aéroport Charles-De-Gaulle – Champagne-Ardenne TGV (3km de Reims) : 30 minutes
Paris – Reims Centre : 45 minutes
Paris – Epernay : 1h10
Reims – Troyes :1h30

They lived in Champagne: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Napoléon, Charles DeGaulle, Denis Diderot, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Dom Pérignon

A unique beverage: Champagne

A unique touristic route: The Champagne Route

Sites classified as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: Notre-Dame Cathedral of Reims, The Tau Palace in Reims, the former royal abbey St-Rémin Reims, Notre-Dame Basilica of L'Epine, Church of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux in Chalons-en-Champagne, and soon the vineyards, Champagne houses and cellars of Champagne

Top 3 places visited by Americans:
- Reims: its Champagne houses, cathedral, and the Museum of the German Surrender 1945
- Epernay: its Avenue of Champagne and its Champagne houses
- Troyes: its religious heritage and its museums

Major festivals:
Christmas celebrations, Christmas market in Reims, Habits de Lumière in Epernay, the World Festival of Puppet Theatre in Charleville-Mézières, the medieval festival in Sedan, The Johannic celebrations of Reims

Gastronomy and local specialities:
Pink biscuits of Reims, Chaource and Langres cheeses, truffles, white sausage of Rethel, Rosé wine of Les Riceys, whiskey of the Reims Mountain