Small Group Excursion to the Reims Champagne Region from Paris

5/5 (43 reviews)
  • Description

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Full day excursion by minibus from Paris to the Reims region, known the world over for the production of a prestigious product that requires no introduction: Champagne. Your excursion will include the opportunity to visit the magnificent Reims Cathedral, site of the coronation of the Kings of France, to learn about wine-making at a small wine-grower's, lunch in Reims, and a tour of the Moet et Chandon Champagne house cellars followed by a tasting.

You will be picked-up at your Paris accommodation at 7 am for your minibus trip to Reims. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of eight to allow you to enjoy a personalised excursion with your driver-guide. 

You will discover the mountain of Reims with a stop to take a picture and learn about wine-making in the region.  Enjoy the breath-taking views from almost 790 feet up looking out over the vineyards (including some of the most prestigious vintages) and admire the bell towers of as many as 45 different villages!

Set off and on the way to Reims, the driver-guide will tell you about the wonderful Notre Dame cathedral, dating from the 13th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (guided tour followed by one hour of free time). A Gothic masterpiece and site of the coronations of the Kings of France, it is also famous for its many statues and stained glass windows. Visit the Cathedral on your own. 

You will then head to Epernay to enjoy a guided visit of the Moet et Chandon house founded in 1743. Discover the Champagne history and experience a really nice tasting in an amazing setting.
Following this visit, appreciate a traditional lunch at Epernay restaurant “La Cave à Champagne” or “La Table des Terroirs” : Filet de saumon au champagne sur lentillons roses / Coq au vin avec tagliatelles et purée de céleri / Framboisière (nougat sur sorbet framboise) sur coulis de fruits exotiques / 2 glasses of wine
* Examples of menu, subject to modification
* The menus are not available in english

Visit a small wine-grower. Depending on the activity taking place during your visit, learn about one of the stages in the production of Champagne (pressing, fermentation, bottling, etc.) before the owner will offer you a sampling of its own Champagne. 

Depart from Epernay to arrive back at your Paris accommodation at around 5:30 pm.

Please note:

    • While the grape harvest season is taking place between mid-August and end of September, wine making is carried out from mid-September till end of October.
    • It is cool in the cellars, please bring warm clothing (50 degrees Fahrenheit all year long)
    • You will have the opportunity to purchase Champagne and other tasting accessories
    • On-site visit duration: 5h30

    The price includes:

    • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
    • Services of our driver-guide
    • Tour of Reims Cathedral
    • Visit the wine-making display and taste a glass of Champagne
    • Lunch in Epernay (drinks included)
    • Visit to the Moet et Chandon Champagne house followed by a tasting (or Cartier)
    • Visit to the cellard in english only 

    Further information on your confirmation voucher:

    You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and give it to the driver-guide on the day of your departure.

    • Duration 10:30 hour(s)
    • Tour language
    • Highlights
    • Full day excursion to the Champagne region from Paris by minibus including transfers to and from your accommodation
    • Small group tour with a driver-guide from our team
    • Visit Reims's superb Gothic cathedral, where the Kings of France were once crowned
    • See how wine is made and learn about the key steps in the process involved in the production of Champagne
    • Lunch at Epernay with drinks included
    • Visit the world renowned Moet et Chandon cellar, with a Champagne tasting

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    • Practical information

    Organized by ParisCityVision

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    Departure

    Address : From your hotel or apartment in Paris
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    Duration

    10:30 hour(s)

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    • Customer reviews
    Number of reviews : 43
    Average rating : 4.9 /5
    5/5
    We had a marvellous day — the trip was enhanced not only by Damien’s knowledge and expertise but by the fact that he’s such a nice person.
    4/5
    The tour of Moet & Chandon, the small winery, and the vineyard talk were excellent but they had very little to do with PCV as Moet provided their own guide who was excellent, and the owner of the small winery gave the tour which was very informative. We are very happy we got to experience these tours but Paris City Vision leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to customer service convenience, and comfort. For the $500 + they charge for this tour I would recommend shopping around before choosing.
    5/5
    Strongly Recommend, We learned a lot about Moet and Chandon and got to see the process from Vineyard to Champagne production. Tour Guide was excellent
    5/5
    It was a fantastic experience! Our host was very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. I learned SO much. It was wonderful to visit both a major House (Moet & Chandon) and a small producer, and stop along the way to learn about the region, the grapes, and the history of the Champagne region. In addition, our host had many helpful suggestions for us to enhance the remainder of our time in Paris.
    5/5
    Nicolas was fantastic, very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The tour details and time allowed was perfect.
    5/5
    Our trip to Reims in the Champagne region was excellent due to our guide’s (Elisa) profound knowledge of the history of where we were. Elisa was a tremendously patient and generous presenter of useful information. Her ability to give high level descriptions of the topic allowed us to get an understanding of what we were seeing, and then allowed us to ask more engaging questions about our conversation. The duration of the trip was perfect and the door to door pickup service was much appreciated.
    5/5
    All the office staff were pleasant, courteous and well organized. Tour was punctual. Driver/Tour guide was excellent. Overall, a fantastic excursion.