Shared Champagne Tour

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The Champagne wine region is a historic province in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. Fortunately, it is the closest commercial wine growing region in proximity to Paris.

Champagne is split into five wine producing districts within the administrative province-the Aube, Cote des Blancs, Cote de Sezanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallee de la Marne. The towns of Reims and Epernay are the commercial centers of the area, which is where we focus of shared tours.

All shared tours are provided with English speaking driver guides and air conditioned mini vans holding up to 8 passengers, and include cellar visits, tastings, and lunch.

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Reims is known for its chalk cellar, Veuve Clicquot, conjure up images, which define the magic of Champagne. Their cellars and vineyards, have produced the most famous drink in the world. as well as the famous UNESCO Cathedral. Some of most renowned vineyards are located between Verzenay and Verzy and Bouzy and Ambonnay, where the purest chalk subsoil is found and is a perfect environment for the finest Pinot Noir grapes, which adds structure to a blend.


Moet et Chandon, (and Dom Perignon in the same cellars) on Avenue de Champagnes is the epicenter of Epernay.
The vineyards of the Marne which stretch along the river Marne towards Paris ending around Chateau Thierry, and past the statue of Pope Urban II a magnificent monument in Chatillon sur Marne whose arm is outstretched over the Valley and some of the prettiest scenery in Champagne.
The area is synonymous with the Pinot Meunier grape because of its colder soils, providing fruitiness and suppleness to the wines. Close to Eperany we often visit Ay, which is located on the south edge as it has characteristics of both the Marne Valley and the Côte des blancs, making the champagne there exceptional.


Veuve Clicquot, Reims Cathedral & Tasting Lunch: 199€pp

Departs: Reims Central Station at 9:00am - Return: Reims Central at 5:00pm
Available : March to October Monday, Wednesday & Friday
From Paris take the 7:50am from Gare de l'Est

Your first cellar visit and tasting will be at Veuve Clicquot on Wednesday & Friday or Champagne Mumm on Monday, before driving to a small family producer for a tasting lunch and where you will be introduced you to local specialties, paired with three types of Champagne (Blanc de blancs, Blanc de noirs and Rosé) of the main terroirs of the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blanc regions.
After lunch you will have a guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims. Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here! We end the day in Montagne de Reims vineyards and a tasting at a family estate near Reims.

Includes: Visit & Tasting at Veuve on Wednesday or Friday and Mumm on Monday / Visit Reims Gothic Cathedral / 3 course Champagne lunch / 1 family estate visit

Moet, Epernay, Hautvillers & Tasting Lunch: 199€pp

Departs: Reims Central Station at 9:00am - Return: Reims Central at 5:00pm
Available : March to October Monday, Wednesday & Friday
From Paris take the 7:50am from Gare de l'Est

After meeting at Reims station at 9am you will start your day driving along Scenic Route du Champagnes through the vineyards and picturesque Grand Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Verzenay toward the Côte des Blancs passing some of the most famous Grandes Maisons de Champagne such as: Bollinger, Gosset, and Deutz.
We will begin with a guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon. Then stroll along the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay located in the heart of town, Epernay internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay’s main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Champagne Houses: Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, and other which sit on top of hundreds of miles of cellar tunnels.

Includes: Visit & Tasting at Moet et Chandon / 3 course Champagne lunch / 1 family estate visit

Reims Vineyard Tour departs Paris: 219€pp

Departs: Daily from 7:15am

Visit the vineyards and learn about the Champagne terroir, the three main grape varieties found in Champagne, the vines through the seasons an underground chalk cellar and step by step technical wine making from grape to champagne.
Houses visited change daily and may include Taittinger, Pommery or Martel.
You will be picked you up and offered hot and cold drinks, croissants, and newspapers. At around 10.30am we'll do a visit and tasting and a small familly producer and spend some time weather permitting in the in the vineyard, where your guide will explain the Champagne soil, the three main grape varieties found in Champagne, the vines through the seasons from pruning in winter to ripening and harvest in autumn.
After a traditional French lunch in Reims around 2:00pm we will visit the cathedral, before a guided visit of one of the famous Prestige Champagne Houses and its underground chalk cellar (Taittinger, Pommery, Mumm or Lanson) to discover step by step technical wine making "from grape to champagne through pressing, first and second fermentation, blending, bottling, remuage, disgorgement, corking and labeling. A glass of champagne will be served prior to our return.
Note: Champagne houses and lunch locations change daily.

Includes: Visit & Tasting at a large prestige cellar in Reims / 3 course lunch / 1 family estate visit