Our Champagne Cooking Vacations
Cooking Vacations In Champagne
Visit France on Champagne tours and discover what makes this sparkling wine so famous throughout the world.
Champagne is just an hour from Paris, making it an easy and perfect addition to any culinary tour of France. Come and taste the award-winning wines on wine tasting tours, savor delicious French dishes and cheeses, and gorge yourself on French pastries. All while exploring one of the most picturesque regions in France.
Champagne is now part of the French administrative region called the “Grand Est,” and borders Belgium. It is as abounding in history as in winemaking, and our food and wine tours in Champagne can include visits of majestic French cities such as Reims, with its famous Gothic cathedral, and Troyes, with his champenoise cathedral and timbered houses. Or, visit stunning hill towns like Langres, and the quaint French villages that were home to Rimbaud and General de Gaulles. Depending on your interests and the length of your culinary tour of France, you can add in abbeys, amazing palaces, and natural sites such as the regional parks, lakes, forests, and rivers.
Champagne was a grand land of powerful dukes in the medieval period, and a crossroads of trade and culture until the Hundred Years’ War that spanned from the mid-Fourteenth to the mid-Fifteenth Centuries, the remnants of which you will see on your food and wine tour of Champagne. It has throughout the centuries been subjected to invasion and battles whenever France was at war, but it has survived as a beautiful land of flat plains and river valleys. In the 16th and 17th centuries it became a more important wine producing region, and in the 19th century the modern day Champagne production was developed, which you will learn about our on Champagne tours.
French Cuisine and Champagne Wine Tours
Your culinary tour of France’s Champagne region will include the best of regional gastronomy. The northern French fare leans on butter and cheeses, as well as cabbages, sauces, ham, and poultry, all of which you can sample paired with excellent Champagne wines on your food tasting tours and in your hands-on cooking classes. Some of the local delicacies include the mustard of Reims, the truffles from the Marne forests, the “Pink Biscuits” of Reims, and cheeses such as Chaorce and Langres.
But let’s face it, you come to Champagne for the champagne, and you can taste this famous sparkler on our Champagne wine tours, including:
- Moët & Chandon
- Dom Perignon’s Abbey
- The Grandes Maison de Champagne
- Montaigne de Reims
- Family wineries
Because of its long history of dedicated and extraordinary wine production, our culinary vacations and wine tours of Champagne are some of our best options for serious wine lovers!
Champagne Wine Tours
In addition to our set Champagne wine tours, we can create customized wine tours in France including:
- Hands-on cooking classes featuring regional French gastronomy
- Champagne wine tours and wine tastings
- Cultural excursions
- Market visits and cheese tastings
- Transfers and transportation
- The International Kitchen’s 25 years of expertise in helping you plan every day of your culinary tour of France
Champagne Wine Tours
Celebrating Champagne Country – Enjoy 3 nights in Reims and drink champagne to your heart’s content on our Champagne wine tours. This trip can easily be added to any stay in Paris, or can be expanded if you want to explore the Champagne region more at length.