Welcome to Hautvillers


Astonishing vineyard views await a few hundred metres north of the centre along rte de Fismes (D386); south along rte de Cumières (a road leading to D1); and along the GR14 long-distance walking trail (red-and-white markings) and local vineyard footpaths (yellow markings).


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$162.32 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Epernay Champagne Tour and Tastings from Reims (Small Group)

Epernay, Vineyard Discovery, and Champagne class Meet your guide in Reims and go explore the most famous vineyards of Champagne around Epernay. Discover the renowned “Avenue du Champagne”, home of the most recognized and esteemed Champagne houses: Moet & Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger... Hear about their stories and gain insight on how they have come to be so successful.Wander through the vineyards of La Montagne de Reims while your guide explains the particularities of the region, from the grape varieties to the vine growing and winemaking process. Explore the picturesque historical village of Hautvillers, cradle of Champagne where the Monk Dom Perignon lived during 47 years and is now buried. Have a walk through the alleys of the beautiful church where the first Champagne bubbles are known to have come to life  Continue your trip through the countryside and get to walk through the vines of a prestigious Champagne house (Moët et Chandon or Billecart-Salmon). Get an introduction to the vine growing process in Champagne. Be welcomed in a restored Champagne house and enjoy an introduction to the unique sparkling beverage World. Gain significant insight on the complex Champagne making process, the geography and history of the magnificent region. Discover how the delicate effervescent elixir goes from grape to bottle. Enjoy an authentic lunch with French specialties (baguette, cheese, ham) paired with Champagne wines. Enter an authentic Champagne boutique winery Back to the mini-van, appreciate the beautiful hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press, vat room and cellars of an authentic Champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of Champagne ! Your effervescent tour ends as your guide drives you back to Reims to conclude your afternoon Champagne tour.

$282.76 Day Trips & Excursions

Wine Day Trip from Paris to Champagne

Your driver guide picks you up in a comfortable minivan in Paris for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Champagne, the region where the famous French bubbles are produced. On your way to the vineyards, enjoy croissants while your guide tells you about the amazing world of Champagne. Begin with the visit to a prestigious Champagne house such as Moët and Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, or Mumm (depending on availability). Check out beautiful chalk cellars full of bottles, get lost in a maze of galleries, and enjoy a Champagne tasting at the end of your tour, by which time the mysterious méthode Champenoise will no longer be a secret to you. Continue your day trip with a drive through the vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs, and Vallée de la Marne, between Reims, Ay, and Epernay. While you admire the scenic views, learn more about the three different Champagne grapes: chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier. Your next stop is a family-run winery where you'll have lunch (upon availability). Meet the winemaker and enjoy a meal of traditional food paired with a Champagne tasting. After lunch, head to Hautvillers to visit its abbey and soak up the atmosphere of a typical French village, where Benedictine monk Dom Perignon made sparkling Champagne for the first time more than 300 years ago. Then visit a middle sized winery, and see a sabrage or a dégorgement à la volée (depending on availability). Enjoy a tasting of authentic Champagnes that you don't get the chance to enjoy outside of France.Throughout your day trip, you'll listen to plenty of information about how Champagne is made. Hear about Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs. Find out how Champagne rosé is made. Discover if Grands Crus and Premiers Crus exist in Champagne. Find out if there is a specific Champagne terroir. Hear about the history of the Champagne region and how the coronation of French kings used to take place in Reims' Gothic cathedral. Following your third tasting, your guide drives you back and drops you off in central Paris (Hôtel de Ville)

$220.29 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Epernay Avenue de Champagne Tour and Tastings from Reims

Visit a world famous Champagne house and Epernay’s region Meet your guide, get in your mini-van and start the day with a full tour of the prestigious Champagne House Moët & Chandon, as a first introduction to the Champagne making process. Enjoy a nice morning Champagne glass and prepare your palate for 10 Champagne wines tasted during the day ! Wander through the vineyards of La Montagne de Reims while your guide explains the particularities of the region, from the grape varieties to the vine growing and winemaking process. Drive through the beautiful Champagne avenue in Epernay and hop off the mini-van to explore the picturesque historical village of Hautvillers, cradle of Champagne where the Monk Dom Perignon lived during 47 years and is now buried. Have a walk through the alleys of the beautiful church where the first Champagne bubbles are known to have come to life and enjoy one of the most exquisite panoramic view on the Champagne vineyard.   Lunch and tasting class The trip continues through the Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards of Ay and Mareuil/Ay. Enter the gates of a restored Champagne house and enjoy a traditional aperitif followed by a local lunch with paired wines and Champagnes in a fun and familial atmosphere. Get introduced to local products like baguette, Reims’s ham, regional cheeses, pink biscuit, ratafia. When you are full and ready, participate in an introduction to the fascinating Champagne making process, economy and sparkling history. Discover how the delicate effervescent elixir goes from grape to bottle and improve your tasting skills with an aroma discovery and a comparison of different Champagne blends. Discover an authentic Champagne boutique winery Back to the mini-van, appreciate the nice hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press,vat room and cellar of an authentic Champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of Champagne !Your effervescent tour ends as your guide drives you back to Reims to conclude your full day tour.

$226.08 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Epernay Champagne Tastings via Small-Group Tour from Reims

Hop into your air-conditioned minivan in central Reims, France at 9am, then take the scenic Route du Champagne into the rolling hills of the Champagne region. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the Champagne industry and admire fine views over the flanks of vineyards stretching into the distance. Pass Grand Cru villages such as Ay, Bouzy, Hautvillers, Le Mesnil, and Vernezay, and stroll along the Avenue de Champagne in the town of Épernay — known as the ‘Capital of Champagne’. Here, discover beautiful mansions home to famous Champagne houses including Mercier, Moët & Chandon, and Perrier-Jouet. Visit Moët & Chandon with your guide and take a tour of the house and cellars. Gain insight into the Champagne-making process and learn of the famous world events with which this famous Champagne label is associated. Then, sample some of the Champagne in production during a tasting session. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local winery with visit and tasting included, and discover the speciality dishes which pair perfectly with Champagne. In the afternoon, take a tour with tasting at a family estate and learn how Champagne is made away from the glitz and glamor of the famous labels. When your time among the vineyards comes to an end, return in comfort to Reims, France around 5pm to conclude your tour.

$182.61 Walking & Biking Tours

Champagne Region Full-Day Bike Tour from Paris

Experience the beautiful region of Champagne on an easy day trip from Paris. After a short train ride from Paris to Epernay, you will spend the day cruising though charming vineyards, ancient villages, and the stunning Champagne countryside. After collecting your electric bike in Epernay, you will have time to buy your picnic supplies at a local bakery to be eaten later on the tour. After that, you will cycle through the vineyards, as you hear all the history and fun stories. You will then visit a small, family-run Champagne producer to tour their amazing cellars, discover how they make their artisan Champagne, and have an interactive tasting. Next you'll head to Hautvillers, the village where Dom Perignon lived and 'invented' Champagne. Enjoy a picnic overlooking the beautiful vineyards and after lunch, you will ride along the Marne River on your way back to Epernay. To finish the day and before taking the train back to Paris, you will tour the famous 18km cellars of Mercier, one of the largest Champagne houses in the region.

$162.32 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Epernay

Vineyard Discovery, regional lunch, and Champagne class Your guide will pick you up in Epernay at the tourist office and bring you to the most famous vineyards of Champagne outside the town. Take the road through the renowned “Avenue du Champagne”, home of the most recognized and esteemed Champagne houses: Moet & Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger... Hear about their stories and gain insight on how they have come to be so successful. Head to Hautvillers, village of the monk Dom Pérignon, and discover the abbey where he "tasted the stars" and participated in the creation of the Champagne method. Travel through the UNESCO Champagne vineyards and be welcomed in a restored Champagne House : enjoy an introduction to the unique sparkling beverage World. Your guide will clear up the secrets of the fascinating Champagne making process. Discover how the delicate effervescent elixir goes from grape to bottle. Gain significant insight on smelling and tasting Champagne, get to compare three different blends. Appreciate an authentic regional lunch with French delicacies paired with Champagne wines. Discover an authentic Champagne boutique winery Back to the mini-van, appreciate the nice hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press,vat room and cellar of an authentic Champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing.  Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of Champagne ! Your guide will then drive you back to Epernay to conclude your afternoon Champagne tour.On the way back to the picking point, your guide will be happy to answer your last questions about Champagne, and give you advice about the rest of your stay in Champagne.