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Walk into this beautifully arranged boutique that displays some of the most eminent names in the wine and champagne industry. Cave Colbert also stocks an extensive array of armagnac, cognac, whiskies, rums and calvados. Premium champagne brands such as Benoit Marguet, Boulard, Georges Laval and Olivier Horiot grace the shelves of the shop, while a Chablis or two, a Pomerol and some lovely Burgundy wines will make oenophiles swoon.
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).
Offering a kitschy collection of burlesque wear, Pin-Up Addict also doubles up as a photography studio. Find an interesting selection of jazzy outfits and unique accessories which can be even rented out for portfolio shoots. Trained photographers at the studio are adept at working with different models and ensure the end result is exciting without being too gaudy or loud.
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.
Gracing the streets of Reims since 1832, this cozy gourmet shop is every chocolate-lover's dream. Every piece of chocolate is akin to a piece of art, with unique confectioneries dotting the shelves - find everything from dark chocolate bars studded with assorted nuts, to unusually shaped confectioneries. There is also a range of chocolates printed with delicate art as well as white chocolate variants. Whatever you pick, you won't be disappointed.
Born out of a passion for desserts and an overall love for food, Frédéric Cassel and friend Pierre Hermes founded this eponymous patisserie in Fontainebleau in 1994. This cozy yet classy dessert shop features deeply gorgeous pastries born out of seasonal inspirations as well as several award-winning creations. The glass exteriors of the shop where Frédéric Cassel's wares are displayed present an alluring temptation to passersby. Once you walk into the shop, you will be met with a dazzling array of the Cassel house's decadent creations that include vibrantly colored macaroons, delicate souffles and breathtaking sugar-coated pastries, among several others.
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.
For over a century, La Cloche a Fromage has been serving the locals of Epernay with the finest cheeses from the Champagne region and abroad. As you walk in, you are immediately struck by the wafting aromas of some of the finest (and stinkiest) cheeses you can find in France. The shop also offers gourmet creams, butter, eggs, oils and and jams. A must-see for cheese and dairy lovers!
Come see the Patisserie-Chocolaterie of Vincent Dallet, where he creates his extraordinary chocolates with 100 percent cocoa. Specialties include bouchons champenois, bonbons de Champagne, pavés d'Epernay, and various other infusions.
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.