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Explore the beautiful Champagne Valley, located only 90 minutes outside of Paris on this small group day trip. You’ll see the town of Reims and visit its gorgeous Cathedral were the French Kings of old were crowned. Then you’ll explore the area around Epernay known as the capital of Champagne.
You’ll walk in vineyards, meet a charming local winemaker, tour the chalky cellars of Moët & Chandon (2 tasting options to choose from), pay your respects at the tomb of Dom Perignon, and taste at least four full glass of Champagne during the day including a delicious Rosé.
Champagne is known for being the most festive, glamorous, and romantic of all wines. On this tour you’ll learn about all of the passion and hard work it takes to make Champagne and you’ll come away with a better appreciation for this very unique wine.
Take a small group day trip from Paris to the beautiful Champagne region of France! Meet your guide at the Place Saint-Michel (in the center of Paris) and enjoy a comfortable, 90 minute, drive out to the Champagne region. Our minibus has large leather seats and fresh air-conditioning so that you can enjoy the scenic drive through the French countryside.
The first stop on this tour will be the impressive Cathedral of Reims. You’ll hear the fascinating history behind the coronation traditions of the French Kings, and learn about some of the 2,000 statues on the Cathedral’s facade. You’ll also have free time to explore the serenity that is on the inside of this gothic masterpiece.
Then you’ll be off to meet a highly regarded local vintner, a 3rd generation winemaker of Champagne. The local winemaker will take you on an intimate tour of his property. You’ll discover all of the delicate details of making Champagne. You’ll learn exactly what happens every step of the way from pressing the fresh cut grapes to corking the bottles.
Once you understand how it is made, it will be time to let your taste buds do some learning. In a tasting room, overlooking the vineyard, we’ll share some local brioche bread and introduce you to 3 different types of Champagne. You’ll learn the differences between a Brut and a Demi-Sec, a Cuvée and a Vintage, and enjoy a delicate Rosé as well.
Then you’re off to the capital of Champagne, the beautiful town of Epernay. In the heart of the old town, you’ll have a full hour of free time to explore the town and enjoy lunch. There are several great cafés, bistros and French bakeries available in Epernay. So you’ll be able to find one that suits your budget and taste in food.
After lunch, you’ll head to the beautiful Avenue de Champagne where the biggest and most prestigious Champagne houses are lined up in a row. You’ll visit the prestigious house of Moët & Chandon. You’ll learn the founders fascinating history, what makes their house so special today, and then enjoy a tour of the amazing cellars below it.
Moët & Chandon have the largest cellars in Champagne with 28 kilometers of tunnels that hold 100 million bottles of Champagne. They are by far the the world’s largest and most famous producers of Champagne. At Moët & Chandon 2 tasting options are possible : if you book the CLASSIC option you will receive one glass of Champagne and if you book the SUPERIOR option you will receive two glasses of two different Champagne. No matter the tour option you choose for Moët & Chandon, the rest of the tour is strictly identical. You’ll be asked which tour option you want during the online booking process. The SUPERIOR option is only available between April and October.
On your way back into Paris we’ll make a special stop so that you can pay your respects to Dom Perignon, the father of Champagne. Dom Perignon’s grave is in a small hillside village with gorgeous views overlooking the Marne river and the vineyards around it. There your guide will explain the legend of the humble monk who perfected the Champagne making process.
By the end of this tour you will be able to share with your friends the reasons Champagne became the wine of romance, glamour, and celebration. You’ll also appreciate all of the passion and effort that goes into producing each bottle. When the adventure is over you’ll arrive back in Paris, around 6pm, at Place de la Bastille.
Max. 8 pers. per tour
Back in Paris around 6:30PM
All of our tours are commented in English
Dates & Times
Everyday at 7:30AM
(No tours on Sunday)
1 Place Saint-Michel
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For the Champagne Vineyards & Cellars Day Trip from Paris,you will meet with your driver-guide outside of 1 Place Saint-Michel in Paris.
Visit Moët & Chandon Cellars
Visit the Avenue du Champagne and explore the cellars of one of the world’s largest producers of Champagne!* *Moët & Chandon OR Mercier
Taste at least 4 different types of Champagne on this tour and enjoy the generous pours!
A local’s touch
See the vines in the fields and learn the different techniques for growing and producing Champagne from a small local producer!
Visit the grave site of the Father of Champagne and learn the story of the birth of this bubbly masterpiece.
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept children that are at least 7 years old on this tour. While this tour’s content was not planned out with kids in mind we do allow children that are aged at least 7 years old to join it with one of their parents. Kids younger than 7 years cannot join this tour as we do NOT have the suitable baby/child seats for them to ride in that are required by European law.
There is no legal drinking age in France for minors who drink under the supervision of a parent. It is illegal to allow a minor to become inebriated (drunk). The legal age to buy alcohol is 18.
Yes, we can fit up to 3 cases (18 bottles) of Champagne per person in the van and bring it back to Paris with you. Once in Paris you’ll have to figure out how to bring the Champagne back home with you on your own.
It is possible to ship them in the mail (expensive) and it is also possible to bring some bottles back in your checked luggage. We do not know every airlines limitations so it is best to check with your specific airline before packing your bags to go home.
As for the border customs limit it depends on each country/state, please check ahead. Usually anything that is obviously for a personal consumption (a few bottles) is not taxed.
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These are the Terms & Conditions that apply to any tour run by BLUE FOX TRAVEL in France under the brands BLUE BIKE TOURS or BLUE FOX TRAVEL.
In this document, BLUE BIKE TOURS might be abbreviated as BBT and BLUE FOX TRAVEL as BFT.
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered SARL (Société à Responsabilité Limitée - Limited Liability Company) at the Paris Chamber of Commerce under the number : 534 151 576
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French Travel Operator under the licence : IM075160040
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered Public Service Vehicle Operator under the Licence : 2016/11/0007784
Because BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French company, and all of our tours take place in France, only the French Law will apply in the case of any conflict.
Last updated : January 2019.
Valid until : the end of the world.
I - Cancellation Policy
BFT offers a 100% refund if a reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the tour. The notification must be made by email. No refunds are given for ANY reason once within the 24 hrs prior to the scheduled tour.
All of our tours run Rain or Shine. We do not issue refunds if you choose to skip your tour because the weather doesn’t suit you. You can always wait until the last minute to book your tour to ensure the weather suits you that day. BFT reserves the right to cancel any of its tours last minute in case of an Act of God or crazy act from a large group of people. Flooding, hail, dangerous weather conditions, riots, etc. In such instances full refunds will be given to anyone who had their tour cancelled.
II - Satisfaction Guarantee Policy
If the tour you took with us didn’t live up to what we promised you on our website and failed to meet your expectations, we will be heartbroken. We will also give you a 100% refund so long as you do all of these things:
You remember that we we are in no way responsible for the weather and that our guides actually have to give 110% of themselves to you on days when the weather is not as nice in order to help you enjoy the tour.
You participate in the entire tour from: being on time at the meeting point until the “goodbyes” at the very end of the tour. You can’t leave a tour half-way and ask for your money back.
At the end of the tour you tell your guide, in person, that you were not satisfied with the tour you took.
You provide your tour guide with the reasons you were not satisfied with the tour itself.
III - Payment Policy
A valid credit card is required to secure your booking. All reservations must be prepaid online prior to the tour. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. None of your personal credit card or billing information is stored by BFT.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal informations will never be disclosed to any third parties.
V - Child Policy
All reservations made for children under the age of 18 years old must be made by an adult and we must be informed at the time of booking exactly how many children are in your party and their ages. This is vital information as it allows our guide to prepare the proper child sized equipments for the bike tours and the booster seats for all day trips/excursions that use one of our vans.
All reservations made for a minor under the age of 18 years old must also include the reservation for an adult who will be 100% solely responsible for the safety and well being of the child while on the tour.
Every child, under the age of 12 years old, partaking in a bicycle tour will be required to wear a helmet and a reflective vest as per French Law.
The adult who accompanies the child agrees to the responsibility of choosing a properly sized helmet, adjusting the helmet, and keeping the helmet on the head of the child during the whole tour. Blue Fox Travel has helmets in multiple sizes for you to choose from at no cost.
Don't forget: Children who will be riding in a baby/child seat, on a tandem attachment bike, or in a booster seat in one of our vans absolutely MUST have their seat reserved beforehand. We NEED to know exactly what your child will need before they show up. Please make it clear in the “Special Requirements” section of our booking form.
VI- Child Bike Policy
Children who will be riding on their own may be subject to a very short test run before the tour starts in which they will be expected to demonstrate: that they are well suited for their bike’s size and settings, that they know how to brake properly and that they are, in general, good cyclists who can be trusted to follow their tour guide in a safe manner.
We own 20” and 24” kids bikes (size of the wheel). Adult bikes are 26”. If the guide, or manager, finds that the child is not, for any reason, a good enough cyclist then the guide, or manager, has the right to refuse to let the child follow the tour on a personal bike.
This means they will either be asked to ride on one of our ‘tandem attachments’ which is attached to the back of a parents bike OR asked to ride in a child seat attached to the back of a parents bike. If the child refuses the change, then the guide or manager has the right to cancel the reservation, and not allow you and your child on the bike tour.
Refunds will not be issued if your reservation is cancelled because of your child not being able to cycle and their refusal to ride attached to you. Baby seats are for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old (max weight 22 kg (48 lbs)).
We also have some cool Burley™ tandem attachment bikes that are suitable for little kids who are too big for the baby seat but too small to cycle on their own (max weight 38 kg (85 lbs) - max height 137 cm (4 ft 6 in)).
VII - Damages to Blue Fox Travel Property
If you or anyone in your party damages a vehicle, a Blue Bike™, a vehicle, a child's bike, a helmet, a baby/child seat, a tandem attachment bike, any bike attachments, or a booster seat in such a way that it becomes badly disfigured, broken, or unusable, then BFT reserves the right to claim a fee of up to the cost of repair of the damaged bike/vehicle or object.
VIII - MiscellaneousYou and everyone in your party will be kind and respectful of your guide. You and everyone in your party will do their best to follow the safety instructions given orally by the guide before the start of the tour and during the tour.