Full day excursion by minibus from Paris to the Reims region, known the world over for the production of a prestigious product that requires no introduction: Champagne. Your excursion will include the opportunity to visit the magnificent Reims Cathedral, site of the coronation of the Kings of France, to learn about wine-making at a small wine-grower's, lunch in Reims, and a tour of the Moet et Chandon Champagne house cellars followed by a tasting.
You will discover the mountain of Reims with a stop to take a picture and learn about wine-making in the region. Â Enjoy the breath-taking views from almost 790 feet up looking out over the vineyards (including some of the most prestigious vintages) and admire the bell towers of as many as 45 different villages!
Set off and on the way to Reims, the driver-guide will tell you about the wonderful Notre Dame cathedral, dating from the 13th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (guided tour followed by one hour of free time). A Gothic masterpiece and site of the coronations of the Kings of France, it is also famous for its many statues and stained glass windows. Visit the Cathedral on your own.Â
You will then head to Epernay to enjoy a guided visit of the Moet et Chandon house founded in 1743. Discover the Champagne history and experience a really nice tasting in an amazing setting.
Following this visit, appreciate a traditional lunch at Epernay restaurant 'La Cave Ã Champagne' or 'La Table dâ€™Alsace'.
Visit a small wine-grower. Depending on the activity taking place during your visit, learn about one of the stages in the production of Champagne (pressing, fermentation, bottling, etc.) before the owner will offer you a sampling of its own Champagne.
DeparturesÂ from your hotel in central Paris (postcode begining by 75) at 07:00am dailay from April until October and on Mondays, Wednesdays (except in January) and Fridays from November until March.
Duration:Â Approx. 10 hours and 30 minutes
ReturnÂ to your hotel in central Paris
Languages available in English
- January 2016: Visit of Georges Cartier cellar instead of Moet et Chandon
- Visit of Georges Cartier's cellars from Monday 2nd January to Monday 30th January 2017
-Â 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
The price includes
* Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
* Services of our driver-guide
* Tour of Reims Cathedral
* Visit the wine-making display and taste a glass of Champagne
* Lunch in Epernay (drinks included)
* Visit to the Moet et Chandon Champagne house followed by a tasting (or Cartier)
* Visit to the cellard in english only
NB:Â This tour is on request, so once we receive your chosen dates and times, we will check availability and then call you in order to confirm the booking and take payment. You will then be sent a voucher by email with your tour reservation number. All required information will be clearly indicated on the voucher.