The most northern Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée area in France, Champagne
lies 90 miles east of Paris and is a historic province best known for the production of sparkling white wine, that bears the region’s name exclusively and by EU law. The viticultural boundaries of Champagne
are legally defined and split into five wine producing districts: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. The towns of Reims and Épernay are the commercial centres of Champagne.