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Best Local Products & Souvenirs in Champagne & Brie Region

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Founded in 1895 by Monsieur Alis, this fromagerie offers visitors a glimpse into the intensive and time honored brie making process. There is a video-tour and a museum where you will learn about the different economies that are linked by the manufacture of brie cheese. Of course, a visit here would not be complete without an extensive brie tasting that will overwhelm your taste buds with these exceptional cheeses. Upon leaving, you will understand why their motto is "Le Meilleur des Fromages- LE BRIE" (The Best of Cheeses- BRIE).

Located in the Disney Village in Marne-la-Vallee, the Disney Store is one of the biggest stores in France. The range of toys is spellbinding, with adorably decorated interiors. The collection consists of finely manufactured toys that appeal to both adults and kids, although the price range may be considered a tad steep by some. The staff is extremely helpful and will help you look for your favorite toy in the sprawling store. Pick your favorite Mickey, or build your own saber. Even if you do not purchase anything, a visit to the store will certainly put a spring in your step.

At La Grande Boutique du Vin, find the finest samples of wine from champagne houses and brands across the region, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Provence, Loire and Alsace. This fantastic wine store stocks more than 150 brands, and a little over a thousand wines. The staff at La Grande Boutique du Vin is highly knowledgeable and assists with their expert recommendations. This wine boutique has three locations, of which the Reims location is the oldest.

Part of a chain of chocolate shops which has spread across France, Maison Fossier on Avenue Maquis des Glières is one of the best places in the city to shop for chocolates. The first branch opened in Remis in the 18th Century, making this one of the oldest cookie and chocolate chains in the country and these chocolates are now a must-try when visiting France. Their Biscuit de Rose is especially famous and is available in boxes as well as in powdered form.

L'Atelier d'Eric is a confectionery shop named after its owner, renowned pastry chef, Eric Sontag. The shop specializes in all manner of baked goods, cakes and biscuits. They are especially renowned for their biscuit de rose, a type of powdered biscuit which is a specialty in this area. The shop also offers a variety of fresh-baked bread like baguette and châtaigne et figues ou six céréales as well as a variety of sweet treats like macaroons, cakes and chocolate mousse.

If you are in the Champagne and Brie region, the one thing you have to buy is good wine and champagne. Few places in Reims are better to shop for champagne than Cave des Sacres. The shop specializes in different varieties of champagne sourced from the vineyards of La Cote de Blancs, La Montagne de Remis, La Cote des Bar and La Vallee de la Marne. A number of accessories like champagne flutes, champagne buckets, binders and showcases can also be bought here.

Le Marché de Bailly ("the market of Bailly") is a popular outdoor market that takes place at every Sunday. It used to be right in the Place de l'Europe, but moved to its new location in April 2011 in front of the Carrefour store. The new location provides ample parking and more choices of things to do. Booths sell wonderful local delicacies so don't miss out on this cultural experience.

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