On a half day 4hr tour you have time to discover a Grand Champagne cellar (entry fees from 20€ pp) plus one family producer ( from 8€ pp) or 2 or 3 small artisanal producers located according to the type of visit and producer availability.
Depending on the season you might see the tasting of the grapes, the harvest or techniques of pruning. Learn about blending, second fermentation, degorgement and needless to say, enjoy multiple tastings!
Our local English speaking guide will pick you up from the station at Reims Ville, Champagne Ardenne or Chateau Thierry which are all short rides from Paris Gare de l'Est or local hotel if you have stayed in the region overnight.
We will drop you off at a restaurant for lunch within easy walking distance to the train station and Cathedral.
Option 1: Discover the Reims Mountains as you pass through the Grand Cru villages like Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly for a tour and multi-tastings at 3 grower producers.
Option 2: Our most popular tour is to discover Épernay & Marne Valley as we head south to the Avenue de Champagne in Épernay for a visit to Moet et Chandon for a cellar visit and tasting. After the tour visit the Village of Hautvillers to pay hommage at the Abbey of Dom Perignon and then a tasting visit at a small Premier Cru producer.
Option 3: Our first visit will be at a family producer in a Grand Cru village in the Cote de Blancs and tasting a 100% Chardonnay. The 2nd in the Marne Valley with a focus on Pinot Meunier. If there is time, a tasting visit at a 3rd producer or visit to Hautvillers.
Option 4: Discover the amazing chalk cellar visit at one of the Grandes Maisons in Reims like Veuve, Taittinger, Martel, (ask us for the options) plus visit a small producer for a multi tasting and if time Reims Cathedral.
Option 5: Take a short train ride from Paris to Chateau Thierry for visits tastings at local family producers. There are over 500 producers just in this small region of the Marne known for the Pinot Meunier grape and producing some amazing champagnes. We will reserve a cellar visit at the largest champagne house in the area for a guided visit of their cellars which have been used for over 700 years, first as a mushroom cellar and then for Champagne. As a contrast you will visit a local producer for a multi tasting.