Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Day in Champagne

Reims Champagne Tour Outfit
Jacket: Zara | Blouse: J.Crew | Jeans: J Brand | Belt: kate spade | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Scarf: H&M | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bag: Coach

From Paris, we took a day trip to Reims, the biggest city in the Champagne region. We headed out early from Paris on the TGV, the high-speed train system that reaches speeds of about 200 mph, so what would've been a two-hour drive was a quick and comfortable 45-minute train ride. I loved taking the high-speed trains throughout France and would definitely recommend traveling this way in Europe.

Our first stop was the cathedral in Reims, the place where French kings were crowned for centuries; it was absolutely gorgeous.

Reims Cathedral Collage

After wandering around the city and seeing the cathedral, we went to a couple of the big champagne houses for tours and tastings, including my personal favorite, Veuve Clicquot. It was so interesting to learn why the Champagne region is the perfect place for champagne-making (lots of moisture, temperate climate, and chalk soil). We loved touring the cellars and seeing how they've made champagne for centuries. Oh, and the tastings were pretty great, too.

Veuve Cliquot Visit

For this day of wandering around, sightseeing, and journeying into champagne caves, I decided jeans and my trusty leather jacket would be best. It was chilly underground, so I was glad I had layered a blouse and thin cardigan under my jacket and brought a lightweight scarf (which conveniently doubled as a blanket on the train!). I again wore my favorite Matt Bernson flats for most of the day, and changed into heels when we stopped at a restaurant to eat.

Reims Sightseeing Outfit.jpg

Hope you enjoyed these--photos from Provence are next on the schedule!

x, Tam



  1. Gorgeous! Impressed you switched into heels so often! I was super lazy and didn't take my heels out of my luggage once when I was there. =P

  2. The streets and buildings are breathtakingly beautful! So glad you had such an awesome time there :)


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