is located East of Paris, along the Marne, Vesle
and Aisne rivers. The wine region starts 120 kilometers
(75 miles) from Paris, around the city of Meaux and
stretches along the Marne river to the city of Epernay.
on 3 districts: Marne, Aube and Aisne. The heartland
of the Champagne region is Marne which can be separated
into 3 areas: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de
la Marne and Cote des Blancs.
is quite special in Champagne. Winter is cool, summer
and fall are sunny. The average temperature in the
region is around 11 to 12 C (52 to 53.5 F). Champagne
is the most up north wine region in France. Sparkling
wine usually come from areas where grapes don't have
enough sun to ripe according to other wine standards.
soil is chalky which is what is needed for Champagne
of Paris, along the Marne river
km2 (size of the Champagne Ardennes
cool winter, sunny summer and fall
||1.2 million (population
of Champagne region)
Chalons en Champagne (50,000)
Cellars (originally chalk mines)
Champagne Wine Road
Troyes (ancient houses)