Getting Around

Car is by far the best means to explore and Champagne lends itself perfectly to a road trip. Getting around the villages can range from slow and laborious to nigh impossible without your own wheels.

The Champagne Routes, which follow secondary and tertiary rural roads, are signposted but there are so many twists and turn-offs that setting off without a map would be unwise. Bookshops and tourist offices sell Michelin’s yellow-jacketed, 1:150,000-scale Aisne, Ardennes, Marne map (No 306).