Celebrate with a glass of bubbly on a tour of the famous champagne houses of Epernay and the city of Reims. Champagne is a picturesque region with neatly tented vineyards and small villages and famous for its sparkling wine.
The city of Reims is home to the famous Mumm champagne house where you can learn about the wine making process, right from picking the grapes to bottling the finished product. you will enjoy a guided tour and tasting session of this renowned estate as well as tasting at “Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte” on this tour.
your tour also includes a tour of the city of Reims which has great historical significance. Twenty five kings were crowned in its Notre Dame cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will be picked-up from your hotel in Paris in an air-conditioned minibus. A qualified driver-cum-guide will accompany you on this sightseeing tour with an interesting commentary to keep you entertained.
The Champagne region vineyards spread out as you move along the country roads to the historic village of Hautvillers. Dom Perignon, often considered as the “Father of Champagne” resided in Hautvillers, rightly called as the birthplace of Champagne.
Start your day with a morning visit to “Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte”, (or equivalent) a trendy champagne brand. It is also a cooperative of wine-growers near Epernay. You will see the winery, blending, riddling, disgorging…and wind-up with a glass of the vineyard’s champagne. After fuelling yourself with Champagne, stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the center of Epernay, serving a traditional menu with local delicacies of the Champagne Region.
Proceed to Reims in the afternoon and visit the world famous Mercier champagne house or other cellar. An expert will give you an insight about the method of Champagne making from grape picking to bottling. This champagne house was founded in 1827 and is now the world’s third largest producer of this festive wine. An expert will explain how champagne is made, right from grape picking to bottling the wine. Enjoy a glass of champagne at the end of this visit.
Conclude the day with a short visit to the Reims Cathedral. Twenty five kings were crowned in this majestic cathedral. See the beautiful 12-petalled rose window, a Gothic organ case and an astronomical clock. The Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece.
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If the complete pickup address is not communicated at the time of booking or 72 hours prior tour departure, please make your own way to PARISCityVISION Agency at 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 – Paris to start your tour.
Hotel pick up is only offered from 20 districts of central Paris (postcodes 75001 – 75020).
In January, you will visit of Mumm Cellar instead of Mercier cellars.
While the grape harvest season is taking place between mid-August and end of September, wine making is carried out from mid-September till end of October.
It is cool in the cellars, please bring warm clothing (50 degrees Fahrenheit all year long).
You will have the opportunity to purchase Champagne and other tasting accessories.