For June 12 (our exact first anniversary day), we decided to take a train out to Reims in the Champagne region. There’s a nice little town with a lot of great places to shop and a huge cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims. As you can see in the pictures, they’ve started a very lengthy restoration process on the cathedral so some parts are very dark and some look brand new.
The main reason we went to Reims was to visit Veuve Clicquot. If you don’t know anything about Veuve, it’s the champagne house credited with pioneering the modern style of champagne and making it such a popular drink. Veuve Clicquot is our favorite champagne and we drank it at our wedding so it seemed fitting to be there to celebrate!
The tour at Veuve went into the rich history behind the house and we also got to go through the underground tunnels – and, of course, drink some very good champagne! Everything in the main building was the company’s signature orange.