Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from March 1st to December 23rd 2020.
TAITTINGER / MOET & CHANDON
Pick up: 09.30 AM Reims Train Station forecourt (Monday to Sunday).
For train recommendation and extra informations, please refer to the bottom page.
Tour and Champagne tasting at Taittinger* (Visit included: L’Instant Premier with one glass of Champagne)
Taittinger is one of the last Grandes Maisons de Champagne to be independant and owned by the grandson of the founder, Pierre Taittinger. Taittinger's style is characterised by a high proportion of Chardonnay, synonymous with finesse and elegance in the Champagne region.
Taittinger vineyards cover 288 hectares which include some of the appellation's finest. This Grande Maison's treasure is not only the millions of bottles in the cellars but the remains from the old benedictine abbay of St Nicaise dating back to the 13th century and the old chalk quarries dating from the 4th century listed as a Unesco world heritage site. The tour is followed by a tasting of one glass of Brut Réserve.
And there is the possibility for you to try other kinds of Champagnes. You just have to pay for the extra tastings directly on our website or at the end of the tour.
Sightseeing of the city of Reims: Grandes Maisons de Champagne, Cathedral...
We will drive through the streets of Reims to show you the other famous champagne houses and discover its monuments: la place Royale, the city hall, place du Forum and above all the Cathedral. Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. 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!
On the way to Epernay, we take you to the Marne Valley on a journey through the vineyard to meet with a prestigious figure of the area: Dom Pérignon who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.
Lunch at your leisure in Epernay
Or optional Champagne tasting and lunch, including 1 glass of Dom Pérignon ! (+70 €)
We will introduce you to local specialities which will be assorted which will be assorted with different sorts of Champagne !
You will taste 3 glasses, as follows
- 1 glass of the world famous Dom Pérignon
- 1 glass of Blanc de Blancs or 1 glass of Blanc de Noirs
- 1 glass of Riceys rosé wine, a product of exception as it is produced in very small quantity or 1 glass of Champagne rosé or Meunier
While you will be tasting these Champagnes, you will enjoy some regional products such as Reims' ham and Chaource (cheese), but also some foie gras and smoked salmon. With this lunch, taste the French terroir and appreciate the legendary Dom Pérignon Champagne !
Sightseeing of Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 110km of tunnels under the pavement!
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon* (Visit included: Imperial tour with 2 glasses of Champagne)
Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st and many historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc… You are going to visit the largest cellar in champagne.The house will reveal to you all its secrets. The Tour ends with a glass of Moet Impérial.
Drop off: 05.20 PM Reims Train Station forecourt.
*Subject to availability: Taittinger could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery. Moet & Chandon could be replaced by Mercier, Feuillatte or De Castellane.
English being the most common language for our customers, the tours in the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be in English.
Champagne Day tours from Paris
Reims being only 60 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time stable recommendation
From Paris to Reims : to be advised shortly
From Reims return to Paris : to be advised shortly
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, semiprivate English speaking escort guide, entrance fees and tastings at Moët & Chandon and Taittinger, Avenue de Champagne’ tour, Dom Perignon’s tumb and stop in the vineyards in Hautvillers, sightseeing of Reims ‘ monuments and famous champagne houses. 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour does not include
Personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the immediate surroundings of Reims), gratuities, lunch.