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Notre-Dame de Reims

Reims, France

Charming city Reims anchors the northern end of France’s Champagne region. Reims was established in 80 B.C. as Durocorteron (“round fortress”) for the Remi tribe. Throughout history, French kings were crowned in its cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims.  

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Domaine Pommery Cellar

Domaine Pommery

This is worth a visit if only to view the eclectic  art collection displayed throughout its 12 miles of limestone and chalk cellars.  Pommery was founded in 1858 by Alexandre Louis Pommery. After his death, his widow, Louise Pommery, built the winery into one of the most significant Champagne brands. The half hour tour is […]

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G. H. Mumm Cellar

G.H. Mumm

This tour was informative and included a Champagne equipment museum. The company was established by Peter Arnold Mumm in 1761 in Cologne. In 1827, his three sons, Jacobus, Gottlieb and Phillip, established the Champagne house in Reims, France. In 1852, Georges Hermann de Mumm, son of one of the founders, built new cellars and facilities […]

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Angelo and Moules Frites

‘Tis the Season en France: Moules Frites

  Just try ordering something besides mussels.  I did and was denied.  So an enormous, flavorful pot of moules it was and a side of frites that was almost as good as the five servings I had all over Belgium.  When in France, just get the special. I was wrong to think I wanted anything […]

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