Above: A variety of desserts at Le Royal at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in Champagne, France

The Champagne region has recently emerged as one of the great gastronomic destinations in France, with an impressive constellation of some of the country’s best restaurants. Many of them also offer Champagne-pairing prix fixe menus. Since Champagne is made principally with three grape varieties — Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier — different producers create different cuvées (blends of grapes), plus mono-cépage (single-grape variety) wines, which pair well with a range of foods.

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Above: A variety of desserts at Le Royal at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in Champagne, France

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