Champagne, Reims & Epernay

   Champagne embraces history as one of the greatest regions of Europe with a rich agricultural area.
   Start off your tour with a drive with your private chauffeur from Paris to Reims, the capital of the sparkling champagne. Enjoy the elegance of its Art Deco facades and a relaxed atmosphere prevailing in the streets and the café-terraces. Continue to the Taittinger Cellars, proposing the finest wine bottles. Then drive through the Route de Champagne before joining Epernay, in the heart of the vineyards. This is the ideal place to start exploring the biggest Champagne producer: Moët and Chandon, where you will finish the tour with a degustation of the Moët champagne and Don Perignon.This tour of the Champagne region can be customized depending on your clients’ needs with our Deluxe Experts.

Included / Not included

Included : Knowledgeable english speaking driver and private car service, transport expenses
Not included : any entrance to museums or other activities when touring, driver’s meal, food and beverage


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Stop 1
Reims

  After a 90 minute drive, you will discover Reims, a modern and lively town counting four sites listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage, including the cathedral and basilica of St. Rémi.
Enjoy the elegance of its Art Deco facades and a relaxed atmosphere.

Stop 2
Taittinger Cellars

  This estate known as the Château de la Marquetterie was founded in 1734 and counts with 250 ha of vineyards. Superb bottles are laid out in pyramids in the Gallo-Roman crayères and in the crypts of the old abbey Saint-Nicaise destroyed during the revolution.

Stop 3
Epernay

   Epernay was founded by tanners in the 5th century, located in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, it is the ideal place to start exploring the top Champagne producers. The majestic Avenue de Champagne has 110 kilometers of cellars.

Stop 4
Moët et Chandon

   Enter the 28km longcellars containg the equivalent of 90 million bottles. Follow the various stages in making champagne, including «remuage» (turning) and «dégorgement» (extraction of sediment). Start a guided visit into the crayères where the house keeps the bottles aging.

Stop 5
Route de Champagne

   Just a 10 minute drive to the south of Reims, you will find the vineyard covered slopes of Montagne de Reims. Once you reach the village of Ludes, you are in the “Grande Montagne” region, the kingdom of pinot noir. Enjoy a tasting in Mailly.

 

Deluxe Recommandations

Le Parc Les Crayères

   An extravagant interior (wainscoting, stucco, tapestries) provides the backdrop to equally sumptuous food. The presentation, flawless execution and fine produce combine to create an exceptional gastronomic experience.

Restaurant-Crayeres

Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin cellars

  The widow Ponsardin of the son of Phillipe Cliquot founded the Veuve Cliquot company in 1772. It was widow Ponsardin who had the initiative of the turning of the bottles process in 1826 (remuage)

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin caves