Small Group Excursion to the Reims Champagne Region from Paris

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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
    • January 2018: Moet et Chandon cellars closed
    • 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)
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    • 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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    • Customer reviews
    Number of reviews : 28
    Average rating : 4.9 /5
    The tour was very good. I learnt so much more about the production process for champagne. I enjoyed the tour at Moët and Chandon as well as the tour to the independent champagne maker.
    Tour guide was a great driver.
    Our tour exceeded our expectations. Natasha, our guide, was absolutely accommodating, gracious, and imparted knowledge and history in a way that entertained us all day.
    EXcellent tour and our guide Manuel was the best. He went out of his way to make us all comfortable, show us some extra sights, and even took photos and sent them to us when we forgot our camera. He spoke perfect English too!
    This tour was fantastic; definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The ease of being picked up at our apartment, all transportation taken care of, a wonderful lunch included, plus all of the entry fees - made the tour so nice and enjoyable. Our guide Chris was personable and knowledgeable. The smaller tour really allowed for more questions and we were able to learn a lot about all parts of the champagne making process. Reims cathedral was stunning, Moet was very impressive, but we most enjoyed seeing the vineyards and meeting a local, smaller grower. Overall, exceptional day in the Champagne region. Highly recommend.
    Our group of four was picked up at our hotel and taken to the Reims Champagne Region. Enjoyed the scenery on the way to Reims. The restaurant that we stopped in for lunch was cozy and the food was delicious! The tour and tasting of a large and small champagne maker was quite informative. I would highly recommend this tour.
    The tour was very interesting and the exellent guide (Jean) made the best of it.