Keen to explore the sites in the regions surrounding Paris? Foodie museums, hot air balloon rides and garden festivals are just some of the attractions on offer.
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Visit the village of Hautvillers, where, according to legend, the now world-famous Dom Pérignon is supposed to have first discovered champagne – it’s only a couple of hours’ drive from the capital. Meanwhile the famous champagne houses of Épernay – including Mercier, Bollinger, Lanson, Taittinger and Moët et Chandon, which invites guests to explore its network of underground cellars – are just 10 minutes away.
For more information visit ot-epernay.fr
Museum of Brie, Meaux
If you’ve always appreciated the sweet, creamy melt-in-the-mouth texture of Brie, this museum dedicated to the cheese and its legendary taste sensations is a must. Just 45 minutes from Paris, it invites guests to learn about the production process and enjoy tasting sessions, plus anecdotes about how the royals liked to eat theirs (Henri IV favoured it spread on toast).
For more information visit tourisme-paysdemeaux.com Visit a Mushroom Cave The Loire Valley might be most famed for its fairytale châteaux, but it also has hidden depths, like the underground world at Cave des Roches, which farms 40% of the world’s supply of pied bleu mushrooms. An impressive100 tonnes are produced here each year and a tasting in this 72-mile labyrinth […]