Champagne Tour from Paris

Day Trips & Excursions in Épernay

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from$236.18
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Embark on a Champagne pilgrimage on a full-day trip from Paris! With an expert guide, head to the heart of the Champagne region and tour the glamorous Moet and Chandon Champagne cellars in Epernay. Continue to Hautvillers, the captivating village that was once home to the ‘father of Champagne’ -- Dom Pérignon and learn about premium Champagnes. You'll discover the secrets behind their effervescent fizz on a tour of the House of Mumm Champagne cellars in Reims. Enjoy samples galore and see much more on this must-do Champagne day trip!
Leave Paris behind and head off with your expert guide to the prestigious Moet and Chandon Champagne house in Epernay, near Reims. Easily boasting the largest Champagne cellars in the world, this luxury Champagne house is home to some 17 miles (28 km) of underground tunnels where their world-famous sparkling wine matures. As you tour this incredible labyrinth of chalk cellars with your guide, learn about the magical process of turning standard white wine into something fizzy! Hear about humidity levels and temperature control, and see for yourself how the bubbles get into each bottle. At the end of your 1-hour walking tour around the cellars, sample a glass of Moet Champagne and discuss its complex creation with the fellow Champagne lovers in your group.From Epernay, hop back on board your air-conditioned minivan and travel through Reims Mountain National Park, home to Grand Cru vineyards, before reaching Hautvillers with your guide. Known as ‘the birthplace of Champagne,’ this charming village is best-known for its most famous ex-resident, Dom Pérignon, the innovative Benedictine monk who dedicated most of his life to producing and perfecting Champagne.Reims is the last stop of your day, and in this city rich with tradition and culture, visit the must-see House of Mumm Champagne cellars. As a sommelier guide shows you around, discover the main stages involved in the production of Mumm’s famous Champagne and learn how Champagne has different levels of sweetness -- termed sec or demi-sec. End your tour on a high note, with a glass of highly regarded GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, before returning to Paris.Important Note: Tour schedule and wine cellars visited are subject to last minute changes without notice, depending on the period of the year as well as depending on Supplier availability. The order of the houses visited can also be modified accordingly.

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small group tour (maximum 16 participants)
  • Entrance fees
  • Champagne tastings at Moet & Chandon, and the House of Mumm

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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