Guided Tour of Moet & Chandon House and Reims Champagne Region from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

5/5 (56 reviews)
  • Description

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Leave on a journey of discovery of the Region of Reims and Champagne and its wine making secrets (Small group). You can make your tour private for more engagement.  Accompanied by an experienced chauffeur/guide, you will visit the majestic Cathedral of Reims and enjoy a traditional lunch in Epernay (included). You will learn everything you need to know about Champagne. You will have a guided tour of the wine cellars of the famous Moet & Chandon and also have a tour of a local producer. This day will be accompanied by delicious Champagne tastings. 

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 & 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” :


Menu 

Fillet of salmon with champagne on pink lentils
**
Coq au vin with tagliatelle and celery puree
**
Raspberry (nougat on raspberry sorbet) on exotic fruit coulis
**
2 glasses of wine (1 white + 1 red)
Mineral water and coffee / tea surcharge

* Example of menu, subject to modification
* Possibility children's menu and vegetarian menu on site


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:

      • From April 1st, the tour changes: 
        - the visit of the Reims Cathedral will be replaced by a photo-stop in the small town of Hautvillers, known for its abbey which hosted Dom Pérignon, one of the most innovatory people in the Champagne industry
      • 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 & 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 booking confirmation by email, as well as your voucher. Present it to the driver-guide who will pick you up at your accommodation within 30 minutes which follow the time indicated on the voucher. 

      • Duration 10:30 hour(s)
      • Tour language
      • Highlights
      • Guided tour in a minibus to discover the Champagne region
      • Includes pickup and drop off from and to your residence in Paris
      • You can have a private excursion for more interaction with our chauffeur/guide
      • Learn more about great champagnes with Moet & Chandon: visit a wine cellar and have a taste test
      • Visit a local producer and have a traditional lunch at Epernay
      • Visit the magnificent and famous Cathedral of Reims

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      Guided Tour of Moet & Chandon House and Reims Champagne Region from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included – Small group tour

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      Duration

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      • Customer reviews
      Number of reviews : 56
      Average rating : 4.8 /5
      5/5
      Celine and Demitry made our day trip to Champagne absolute magnificent and joyous.
      5/5
      We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Herbert was a great guide. Loved Loved Loved P.M. Roger and Fils!
      5/5
      Our tour out to Reims, Epernay and Champagne was awesome. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very personable. We loved that we were with a small group the whole time. It was great to tour a large champagne house and then a small family champagne house all in one day. Lunch was excellent as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looks for a great day trip who loves champagne.
      4/5
      A great day in the champagne region. A little disappointing that you only try one type of champagne at Moët and Chandon... I was hoping to sample a few. Lunch was delicious and very filling! The second, smaller vineyard was great and a totally different feel than Moët. The vineyard owner at the second stop was very nice and knowledgable. Only downside was that a very similar/ repetitive explanation of the champagne making process was given at both vineyards.
      5/5
      We were very happy with the small group tour to the Champagne Region. The pick up at the hotel was important since it was an early start to this day long tour. The lunch was delicious - it was a typical french lunch - and the chef was able to accommodate my dietary restriction. We traveled to Reims and visited a beautiful church. We had time for coffee breaks etc.. Our guide was knowledgeable and she was able to translate to English when necessary. We were able to see the large champagne house verses the small grower and visited both cellars or caves for further explanations of the champagne making process. We also had an explanation of the vines- types , pruning and harvesting in the vineyards. I had studied wines but had many questions clarified. It was a great day
      5/5
      I really enjoyed this tour to Reims and Epernay. The tour guide Nicolas was very knowledgeable and courteous. He was very patient and accommodating to a group of 7 ladies.
      5/5
      Pamela was good guide. Told jokes and kept us informed. Good use of a long day. We felt like we saw plenty. Lunch was delicious. Felt like there could have been another bottle of wine at the table. Difficult to share with 6 other strangers and the cost to the tour company would be minimal. But happy with tour all in all