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Looking for a nice place to stay in the Champagne region? I have some tips for hotels and apartments for you in Épernay, Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne, and Troyes!

How far is Champagne from Paris? 

It’s actually quite easy to get to the Champagne region from Paris. By train, it’ll take you about two hours on average. But, if you plan well, some trains take you from Paris to the Champagne region in only 40 minutes! You can book your tickets here

Another option to get to the Champagne region from Paris is by car. It’s about 150 kilometers which should take you no longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes. Depending on traffic, of course. I usually rent cars at Sunny Cars or EasyTerra because I like their all-inclusive approach. 

Where to go in the Champagne region in France?

The beautiful Champagne region can be conveniently divided into two distinct parts, each offering its own unique treasures. In the North, you’ll find the enchanting cities of Reims, Épernay, and Châlons-en-Champagne, while the South boasts the captivating destinations of Troyes, Bar-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Seine, and Mussy-sur-Seine. 

Plan your visit between April and mid-October, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Champagne region. Be sure to join the festivities during the exhilarating harvest in September, where many exciting events accompany this special occasion. 

Personally, I already had the pleasure of embarking on a trip to Troyes and a journey through the northern part of the Champagne region. It was a delightful mini-road trip that left me yearning for more exploring and, of course, more champagne!

Where to stay in the Champagne region: Épernay

In Épernay, I opt for a small studio in the center: Sparkling Life. Owner Nicolas completely renovated a studio and apartment in 2020. The studio is perfect for two, and the apartment can accommodate four people. The decor is cheerful and fresh, and there are lovely details everywhere. There is a free parking lot nearby, but it is often full. Nicolas also has many tips for Épernay and the surrounding area. So do I, by the way: read my blog with Épernay tips and book the studio or apartment via Booking.com.

Other places to stay in Epernay

No availability at Nicolas’ place? Then try:

Where to stay in the Champagne region: Reims

In Reims, I find a nice place via Airbnb. The apartment is a short walk from the center. The area is not super inspiring, but in the street, you will find a bakery where you can get something tasty in the morning. A great place to stay in Reims. The apartment is spacious, so you can also chill at home and drink champagne for a relaxing evening in. Check out the condo at Airbnb and discover what you can do in Reims.

Other places to stay in Reims

Is the apartment already occupied? Then there are plenty of other options to spend the night in Reims. Try:

Tip! Looking for a champagne tasting or tour? On this site, you will find many options to book directly.

Spend the night in the Champagne region: Châlons-en-Champagne

In Châlons-en-Champagne, I stay in a spacious apartment on the corner of the main square. Le République has modern furnishings and a good kitchen. Leaving the house’s almost a shame because the apartment is ideal for taking a breather. There is a huge flat-screen TV with Netflix, and you can sink into the comfy couch for hours. When you close the door behind you, you are right in the center of Châlons-en-Champagne. Check out the apartment on Booking.com and read my blog with tips for Châlons-en-Champagne.

Other places to stay in Châlons-en-Champagne

Can’t go to Le République? Don’t worry: there are plenty of other hotels in Châlons-en-Champagne where you can spend the night. For example:

Where to stay in the Champagne region: Troyes

I also opt for an Airbnb in Troyes. I found a super cool one in the center in a typical medieval house. The apartment is furnished in a totally illogical way because it is such an old house, but that is precisely the charm. In the apartment, you can actually see the wooden beams. Unfortunately, I’m not too thrilled with the mattress, but for a short stay, it’s fine. Find out if Chez Isaac is still available on Airbnb and make plans for your stay in Troyes.

Other places to stay in Troyes

No availability at Chez Isaac? Or do you simply want something to compare? Here are some other great options for staying in Troyes in the Champagne region:

More inspiration for travel in France?

  • Accommodation. All-time favorites: Booking.com and Campspace for unique camping spots. Rather stay in a hostel? Check out Hostelworld.
  • Activities. You book the best tours and activities with GetYourGuide and Viator. You can find other good options at WithLocals. Check out Freetour and GuruWalk for ‘free’ walking tours, and for bike tours, try Baja Bikes. If you’re into wine: check out all the wine-related activities at Rue des Vignerons.
  • Attractions and museums. Book museum and attraction tickets with Tiqets and get a 5% discount with this code: KIMOPREIS22.
  • Car rental. My go-to car rental companies are EasyTerra and Sunny Cars as they have all-inclusive / worry-free offers. Want to compare more prices? Check out Discover Cars.
  • Flights. Be sure to check out Transavia, but do compare all your options! Definitely check out Momondo, Skyscanner, and Kiwi.
  • Money. Your debit and credit cards may not get accepted everywhere. You could opt for a Revolut card as an additional card when you travel. 
  • Package deals. Rather go on a catered trip? You have many options! For the Dutch, try ANWB vakanties or Sawadee, or maybe you can find a sweet deal at TUI, Sunweb, D-reizen, or Vakantie Discounter?
  • SIM card. Beware of unexpectedly high calling and internet costs. Buy a local SIM card when you arrive, or arrange one online via Airalo.
  • Train and bus. Travel by train to France with NS International or FlixBus, or find deals on trains and busses in France via Busbud, Omio, or 12Go.
  • Travel gear. Buy your gear at Bever or Decathlon, or simply at Bol.com.
  • Travel guides. I love the practical travel guides from Lonely Planet, buy them at Bol.com or Amazon.
  • Yoga retreat. And what about a yoga retreat in France?

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First published: August 2022. The article has been updated since.

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