Overnight in Épernay, Champagne France

Épernay, the self-proclaimed capitale du Champagne was pretty magical. No, scratch that, really rather magical. We visited as Epernay, Champagne as guests of the Agence Regionale du Tourisme Grand Est but all enjoyment was very much our own. A good friend of ours had visited Èpernay on a ladies weekend, and had told us of the beautiful champagne houses, the rolling countryside laden with grapevines and the blush stone Avenue de Champagne, which only served… View Post

What To Do In Reims | Champagne, France

Over a dozen years ago, my Mum and I visited Reims as a day trip from Paris – our first sip of the fabled Champagne region. I can’t tell you how excited I was to visit Reims again as a guest of the Régionale du Tourisme Grand-Est but all thoughts are very much my own. With train trips as quick as 45 minutes from Paris, Reims (or Rheims as the city is also known) is the perfect gateway to… View Post

Where to Stay In Rheims | Champagne, France

On this trip to Rheims, instead of simply visiting as a day trip from Paris, we stayed overnight in the Continental Hotel, a very short walk through beautiful gardens from the train station. I was a guest of the Régionale du Tourisme Grand-Est and I would 100% stay in this beautiful hotel again on my own. Where to stay in Rheims We wheeled our suitcases straight from the train station – so fresh from Paris you… View Post

How to book cheap flights (so you can spend your money on holiday champagne at sunset instead)

Over the years I’ve bagged a fair few bargain flights; £20pp return to Italy, £33pp return to Valencia, a cracking package deal including a flights & 5-star hotel in Vienna for almost the same cost as just flights. I also realised that I’ve never written a post on just how to book cheap flights, even with the trips I’ve done over the years and tips that I’ve picked up. Flying business or first class is… View Post

L’Azure, the Four Seasons Summer Champagne Terrace

You know how sometimes you have those moments that you want to hold onto, and make last forever? Sipping Dom Perignon in the summer sunshine with Angie and Binny was definitely one of those recently. We were enjoying the newly unveiled L’Azure iteration of the Four Seasons terrace, and it was a perfect summer day, made better by the soft sound of honeysuckle fronds rustling on the pergola.  Disclaimer: We were invited guests of the Four… View Post