Day trip from Paris: Champagne, France


Reims is in the Champagne region of France. The TGV (high-speed train) from Paris only took 45 minutes. First, we went on a tour of the Pommery Champagne House, which was very interesting. The tour was 90 km underground in the chalk caves. It was a mixture between history, the champagne-making process, and art displays. Champagne is my favorite drink and I never realized how little I knew about the creation process. There’s a lot of time and work that goes into it. But the best part of the tour was obviously the tasting. For the rest of the trip, we walked around the town, went to the original Notre Dame, saw ruins from the Roman empire, and went shopping. It was very relaxing.


Our first meal was at the cutest restaurant, Le Petit Basque. The meal I ate reminded me of my mom’s cooking, which triggered my first feeling of homesickness. Around 5, we were really hungry again, but none of the restaurants were open yet. We were on our way to our last resort, Quick burger, when we passed Latino Cafe Hotel. I saw that quesadillas were on the menu and immediately knew that’s where I wanted to eat. The staff was very nice and I would definitely recommend going there. We had breakfast at Café de Reims. Complete with orange juice, hot chocolate, scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Our next meal was at Les 3 Brasseurs. Everything on the menu is paired with a type of beer, which is really unique and fitting since it is a brewery. Le salade ch’ti maroilles was the best salad I have had in my life. Probably because it had so much food that distracted me from the lettuce.

pommery collage

reims collage

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