The name is known in every language, and its sparkling appearance appeals to every palate. From Tokyo to New York, from London to Singapore, spirits and eyes alike light up at the very mention of this, the King of Wines: the Champagne.
To the north, the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley and the Cote des Blancs, to the south, the Cote des Bar. Champagne vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see over the rolling hillsides, dotted with picturesque villages that echo to the rhythm of the work in the vineyards. Every day, there are many who come here and take one of the small chalk tracks that wind through this countryside: according to the season, they look carefully at the branches, at the leaves or at the buds. Many of these vineyards are located along the "Route Touristic de Champagne", the Champagne Tourist Route.
But it is not only champagne that delights the palate. A region of tradition, Champagne-Ardenne has, over the centuries, developed a local gastronomy whose most outstanding specialities proudly carry the name of the place where they originated: Jambon des Ardennes (Ardenne ham), Boudin Blanc de Rethel (white pudding), Pieds de Porc a la Sainte-Menehould (pig's trotters), Andouillettes de Troyes (small pork tripe sausages), Truffes de Haute-Marne (truffles), cheeses from Langres, Chaource and Rocroi, Biscuit rose (pink biscuit) from Reims
Let us plan a day to Champagne and include tastings at Veuve Clicquot, private lunch in a wine cellar and the Aroma Game.
If you don't have time to go to Champagne you can still experience a commented tasting right in the heart of Paris with one of the largest Champange produces in the world in their private cellar.
Groups up to 40 maximum.
Let us arrange your next group trip or incentive event in the heart of Champagne. We will arrange transfers, guides, private lunches, dinners and other interesting experiences.
In addition to visits of any number of Champagne houses, quads and hiking, we can also arrange some of the following activities; aroma game, rapelling into the cellars, sabering and archery.
Let us arrange a private lunch at a small producer or in the cellars of one of the prestige brands. For small groups we can arrange a gourmet lunch in a windmill in the middle of the vineyards.
Aroma Game & Tasting Initiation:
With the season flowers or fruits. Olfactive way to your brain. Intensity and quality of aromas. - Which glasses to use with which Champagne - Learn the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wines - The difference between the Champagnes - 2 Champagne Tastings
Head towards Epernay where you will stop at Moet et Chandon to do a privaet guided visit of the cellars of Dom Perignon.
Champagne from Above
Staying overnight? Why not consider a balloon flight over the vineyards. Limited time to visit? How about a helicopter flight back to Paris.
Champagne and History
Enjoy Champagne and its beautiful countryside, warm fireplaces, canopied beds, and bicycling, croquet, or boating. Built at the beginning of the 17th century by the Counts of Anglure, the Chateau was a staging post for French monarchs whilst on progress to their eastern dominions. Louis XIV, the Sun King, was astonished by the sparkling fountains you will see in the miniature lakes in the grounds of the Chateau. Louis XVI stayed during his flight to Varennes in 1791.
Art of Sabrage
Learn about and participate in sabrage, a traditional ceremony in which you open a Champagne bottle with an authentic saber. Become part of the Champagne culture and heritage of Napoleon's Hussars and learn the Art of Sabrage plus an exclusive private lunch at a famous Champagne Chateau. Offered to only one group per week.