Champagne-Ardenne area lies in north France and borders Ile de France, Burgundy and Lorraine. Fertile soil and chalk rocks of this area supply optimum situations for grapevine rising. French historical past has all the time been carefully related Champagne. French kings have been topped right here and the essential battles of Marne have been fought right here. Famous folks like Attila, Napoleon, Joan of Arc and naturally Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk, who found the key of glowing wine, have left their traces right here.