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Champagne Tour from Paris

with Reims Cathedral

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Visit the Champagne region for the day!

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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.

Moët & Chandon cellars
Moët & Chandon cellars

Reims Cathedral and the Local winemaker

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.

Tasting Champagne with a Local Winemaker
Vineyards & French countryside

Tasting Champagne and visiting Epernay

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 and Dom Perignon

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.

Tastings with a local winemaker
Tastings with a local winemaker

Good to Know:

  • In France, the legal age to buy alcohol is 18 years old but minors accompanied by parents can legally participate in the tastings.
  • Our meeting point is easy to find and we’ll send more details in your booking confirmation.
  • This tour includes generous pours of four different types of champagne!
  • Lunch is not included in our tour price. You will have a 1 hour break to eat in Epernay.
  • Gratuities (aka "tips") are never obligatory but all guides welcome them.

Group size

Max. 8 pers. per tour

Language

All of our tours are commented in English

Duration

All day
Back in Paris around 6:30PM

Dates & Times

Everyday at 7:30AM
(No tours on Sunday)

What's Included

  • 4 Champagne tastings
  • Visit Moët & Chandon cellars
  • Meet a local winemaker

Meeting point

1 Place Saint-Michel

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Reservation required

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are in the group?
We like to share special moments with everyone who joins us on this tour. As such we limit the group to only 8 people.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
We provide full refunds for anyone who cancels their tour, via email, at least 24 hours before the tour is scheduled to start.
Once within 24 hours we do not provide refunds for any reasons.
How far in advance should I book?
This small group tour fills up very quickly! We suggest that you make your booking at least 4 weeks in advance in order to be able to have first choice of the travel dates.
Can kids join this tour? What is the legal drinking age in France?

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.

I have a special dietary restriction (vegan/gluten-free/kosher), what is there for me to eat?
On this tour we have our lunch break in the town of Epernay. You’ll be able to choose from any restaurant, café, or boulangerie that fits your needs.
Can I buy bottles of Champagne during the tour and bring them home as souvenirs?

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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