Head to the home of Champagne on a full-day private tour from Paris that includes samples galore! With a knowledgeable guide, passionate about fine wines and Champagne, you’ll tour the ultra-chic Moet and Chandon Champagne cellars in Epernay, learning all about the production of its exceptional sparkling wine. Plus visit the village of Hautvilliers, known for being the hometown of Dom Pérignon, and explore the House of Mumm Champagne cellars in Reims.
Set off from Paris by luxury minivan with your private guide and head to the glamorous Moet and Chandon Champagne House in Epernay, near Reims. With the largest Champagne cellars in France, the high-end Champagne house boasts nearly 17 miles (28km) of underground tunnels where its classic sparkling wine matures.As you tour this subterranean maze of chalk cellars with your knowledgeable private guide, learn about the process of turning white wine into something fizzy! Hear about temperature control and levels of humidity, and learn how the bubbles get into each bottle. At the end of your 1-hour walking tour around the cellars, try a glass of Moet Champagne and discuss its complicated creation with your guide.Leaving Epernay behind, your private tour continues through Reims Mountain National Park, home of the prestigious Grand Cru vineyards, before reaching the charming village of Hautvillers. Often referred to as ‘the birthplace of Champagne,’ the village is best-known for its famous ex-resident Dom Pérignon, the Benedictine monk who spent much of his life producing and perfecting Champagne.Reims is the last stop of your tour, and it’s here that you’ll visit the incredible House of Mumm Champagne cellars. As a sommelier guide walks you around, discover the different production stages involved in creating Mumm’s famous bubbly. End your tour on a high note, with a glass of GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, before returning to Paris.