Small group tour
Discover the beautiful Champagne Valley, located only 90 minutes outside of Paris, and learn the secrets of our famous sparkling wine! You’ll walk in vineyards, meet a local winemaker, tour the cellars of Moet & Chandon, and taste at least four different types of Champagnes during the day.
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.
Visit the tomb of Dom Perignon and learn how he perfected the Champagne making process. Walk through the vineyards to see how the grapes are cultivated. Meet a small local producer and learn how Champagne is made and, of course, the proper way to drink it!
You’ll have a full hour of free time to enjoy your lunch in Epernay, the capital of Champagne. Then spend the afternoon exploring the amazing cellars of Moet & Chandon, the world’s largest and most famous producer of Champagne.
Join our small 8 person group tour from Paris to the Champagne Region of France. We’ll meet you at Place de la Bastille in Paris and then drive the 90 minutes to Champagne in style. Our minibus has large leather seats, fresh air-conditioning, and big clear windows so that you can enjoy the drive through the countryside.
The first stop on the tour will be in Hautvillers, a small village on a hillside with gorgeous views overlooking the Marne river and vineyards around it. There your guide will explain the history of Champagne, our famous sparkling wine, and the monk who perfected it, Dom Perignon. Dom Perignon’s tomb is tucked away in a little chapel attached to the abbey he lived in.
You’ll visit the chapel and tomb, then take a walk through a neighboring vineyard to see and feel the grapes and vines as they grow. There you’ll learn about the 3 different types of grapes that are cultivated to make Champagne; Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay.
Crossing the valley you will be welcomed by a highly regarded local vintner, a 3rd generation winemaker of Champagne. You’ll discover all of the delicate details of making Champagne while visiting his cellars, the grape press, oak barrels, and corking station.
Once you understand how it is made, it will be time to let your tastebuds do some learning. In a special 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 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 enjoy your lunch and explore on foot if you’d like. There are several great cafés, bistros and French bakeries for you to choose from.
After lunch, you’ll head to the beautiful Avenue de Champagne where the biggest and most prestigious house, Moët & Chandon, has their headquarters. You’ll learn their fascinating history and enjoy a fully guided tour of the house and the amazing cellars below it.
The cellars of Moët & Chandon impress in their scope and scale. You’ll walk through a small portion of their 28 kilometers of tunnels that hold 100 million bottles of Champagne in all sizes. At the end of the tour you’ll be given a full glass of Impérial Brut, their most famous cuvée since 1869.
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.
Back in Paris around 6PM
Dates & Times
April to October
Mon / Thu / Sat at 8AM
5 Place de la Bastille, Paris
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For the Champagne Vineyards & Cellars Day Trip from Paris, you'll meet with your driver-guide outside of 5 Place de la Bastille in Paris
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!
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.
The Cellars in the House of Moët & Chandon are almost 30 kilometers long?
Learn more about the fascinating history of Moët & Chandon on this tour!
The Champagne wine region is located 100 miles East of Paris in the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region of France. Easily accessible from Paris our comfortable, air-conditioned, minibus will take you there in no time!
Recent Reviews on Tripadvisor
Tour of Champagne Region-Epernay
Truly a highlight of my trip to Paris. Jean-Phillipe was a remarkably informative guide with a background in history and a passion for his subject. The tour could not have been more comprehensive or well thought out, with a visit to both a large house and a small, independent one and detailed information on the entire champagne-making process from planting and maintenance of the vines to bottling. I look forward to my next trip to Paris, and another Blue Fox Travel tour!Read this review on Tripadvisor
My boyfriend and I went with JP to Champagne, France and it was amazing! We stopped at a vineyard and he taught us about the grapes and all the rules of making champagne making, about the land, and even the culture of the people! We then went to a private vineyard and cellar of a gentleman named Stephan. This is also where we had our tasting of the best champagne I have ever had! Even the bread he served was great! Every single person in our group bought some of his amazing bottles! We finished at Moët & Chandon. Learned the family history and was shown the biggest cellar in the world! It was amazing! Then again finished with a tasting! JP was amazing and knowledgeable! He had a great sense of humor too which made it even that much more fun! I recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!! Worth every penny! :)Read this review on Tripadvisor
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