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When in Paris, our top priority after visiting the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower was a visit to Champagne. Champagne is a wine region in the northeast of France, best known for its production of sparkling wine. The term "Champagne" is actually reserved by law for wines that come from this region and are produced under its specific rules.

After much research, we booked the Champagne Houses Full-Day Tour organized by O Chateau. The tour included visits to three champagne houses, Champagne TaittingerChampagne Vincent Brochet and Champagne Salmon, with a sommelier guide. The stop at Taittinger included a tour of their impressive underground wine cellars. The second stop at Vincent Brochet included a private, chef-prepared lunch with champagne pairings, and the third stop included a behind-the-scenes tour of the Salmon family's small boutique winery. We also learned how champagne is produced, opened a champagne bottle with a saber, and enjoyed multiple champagne tastings durin…

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