This was an excellent experience and is highly recommended, in particular if you have an interest in Champagne, it’s production and also for French history and culture. Brice, our guide had an extensive historical knowledge of the area and in particular the Notre Dame de Reims, the stunning church where many French kings were coronated.
We visited two world class Champagne houses and learnt about the many regulations and processes that help to ensure the quality and consistency of Champagne. In addition, we visited a smaller family owned producer which was a fantastic opportunity to gain another perspective.
The tour took us through countryside, allowing us to enjoy picturesque views of the hilly vineyards and we even stopped for Champagne and cheese to enjoy the amazing view. We took time to enjoy a lovely lunch organised by Brice.
Brice drove us safely through Paris and then through the Champagne region. He was able to explain things thoroughly in English and invited and answered questions very well. Due to limitations on numbers for each tour, the experience was far more intimate and unique than what you might experience with a large tour company.
If you are contemplating doing a tour of this kind whilst in Paris, Paris Wine Day Tours is definitely worth considering…
Date of experience: September 2022
Champagne Enthusiast Tour