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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Champagne Tasting in a Tree House in France

Who would have thought a Champagne tree house could exist in the middle of the luxurious Champagne countryside? Well.. it does and its quite a site to see and something not to miss if you make the short 45 minute hope, skip, jump to Champagne from Paris.

Located in the middle of the mountain of Verzy ie the highest point of the Marne valley, 18 feet in the air, and not far from the lighthouse (yes there is no water but a champagne light house) and wine museum lies the Perching bar. It is actually located inside a tree paramours or adventure course in the trees called the "arboxygene" and reached by a wooden wobbly foot bridge. Yes, an adventure course also exists in the Champagne region just in case you want to get tipsy and strap yourself on to some wires and glide across the forest.

The tree house Champagne bar is designed in perfect architectural balance with nature. The bar is constructed of a soft light wood, held up by a huge Oak tree whose trunk lies just in the middle of the bar and has seats or shall I say "swings" constructed of rope and a light white plastic with an additional few lounge chairs lying around on the outdoor terrace. The view is beautiful and you can see for miles the rolling vineyards of Champagne. It is the perfect addition to a day in Champagne and a pretty unique activity to do when you're in the region. It's located about 20 minutes from Reims which is a 45 minute speed train from Paris. There are numerous trains everyday or you can visit the tree house when on a Champagne tasting trip where you can visit 3 small producers, have a michelin star lunch, see a farm, a cathedral and finish with this tree house! Email me at tastysidetolifetours@gmail.com or look on Tasty Side To Life Tours.

Entrance is 15 euro whether you are drinking or not and that includes 1 glass of Champagne. After that glasses range from 10-30 and they carry a few large producers and a few great small producers (Mumm, Bollinger, Louis de Sacy and Pehu Simonet.

Bridge to get there

Drinking while swinging.. pretty cool

The hotel replica which will eventually be designed next to the bar allowing patrons to literally crawl to their rooms and sleep in a cube

The whole 30th bday group!

The view is incredible
Perching Bar
Open Wed-Sunday 12-7:30pm


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