8 part video series on the history of Champagne filmed in France

Champagne Champaign


Champagne Champaign

In the early 1600s, the region of Champagne in France was a “broad, rolling plain”, where agriculture grew successfully. The Romans named this area campus, which translates to “plain” or “field”, which eventually morphed into the word campana in Italian and champagne in French. (Roman armies invaded Champagne in their conquering of Gaul. They also dug out the crayeres for limestone for roads and buildings, now these ‘chalk pits’ are used as underground cellars for storing champagne.) Read More...
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