Champagne is certainly the most famous wine in the world. For hundreds of years, the soil and weather of this gorgeous region, together with the passion of the wine makers, have given champagne its unique taste. Discover this amazing wine in a relaxing day trip from Paris to visit some of the most beautiful Champagne cellars, such as Mumm*, Moët & Chandon*. Your day trip will be an unforgettable souvenir of your visit to Paris. To make this day really special, we will visit 2 of the most prestigious houses plus 1 smaller boutique winery.
The “famous brands” of Champagne have made this wine so unique in their incredible wine cellars. If our wine tours to other regions of France let you share the wine makers’ life by visiting their medium-size wineries, our tours to Champagne are different. We have tried to create the Champagne tour of your dreams. This is why we have chosen to visit not one, but two of the most prestigious maisons: Mumm* and Moët & Chandon*. For our guests who are much more into the wine making process, we also provide the opportunity to visit and taste the wines of a smaller, boutique maker.
Welcomed by your guide and your driver, you will make your way to the Champagne region in a deluxe van. The drive will give your guide a chance to learn more about your expectations, to share with you, your schedule for the day and to serve a nice, complimentary breakfast. For those who are not too familiar with wines and the French way of making them, your wine expert will share his passion with you.
Arriving in Reims, the main city of Champagne, you will first visit Mumm*, with a full, guided visit of its cellars and a tasting of some beautiful vintages. We will also stop to visit the Reims Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site. Arriving in front of the Reims Cathedral, you will be astonished by the beauty of this millenary(what does this mean) jewel, where French kings were coronated. You will walk into this masterpiece of middle-age architecture with information we have prepared for you. And of course, we will share with you our passion for food by tasting various local specialties.
For lunch, we have selected an iconic restaurant built in the Art Deco style before World War II. The traditional three course meal we have chosen will provide a pleasant break in a quiet atmosphere
After a short drive to Epernay, located in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, you will visit your second Champagne producer, Moet & Chandon within Dom Perignon cellars*. Follow in the footsteps of Emperor Napoleon I, Tsar Alexander I and King George V of England as well as many others who came to Epernay. Their local guide will show you the hidden secrets of their beautiful cellars and at the end of the visit, you will taste some great Champagne in historical places.
To finish the day we will walk in the lovely village of Hautvillers where Dom Perignon, a benedictine monk, created Champagne wine more than 3 centuries ago. You will see Dom Perignon grave and you will visit a third house of Champagne! A family-owned vineyard for more than 8 generations.
*During some period of the year, the cellars may be closed at any time under the wineries rules. In such an event, we will visit other wineries that we consider equivalent.
All year long, cellars are cool (10°C / 50°F) be sure to have a jacket and wear good shoes.
The tour departs at 7:15AM, be sure to be on time!
The meeting point is at «Porte d’Orléans», in front of the café «La Rotonde»
7 place du 25 août 1944 – 75014 Paris (South).
Access by metro
Take line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge.
Stop at «Porte d’Orléans» station.
Then, follow Exit n°1, «Place du 25 aout 1944»
Access by Taxi
Ask for «Porte d’Orléans», Paris n°59 taxi station
Our minibus will wait at the Bus park, near the café