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From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

1. From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne! Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier etc. > depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting. Next stop is for lunch in a family-run champagne house or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with? After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures! Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off in a central, Hotel de Ville.

Reims: Champagne Cellars Tour with Tastings and Lunch

2. Reims: Champagne Cellars Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Head underground to the cellars of the iconic Veuve Clicquot and Pommery champagne houses. Learn about their production process, their Champagne, and the special history of each house. Enjoy guided tastings at both locations, and a delicious 3-course lunch. Start your tour at the Veuve Clicquot cellars. Have a tasting with explanations about the taste of the iconic Champagne.Listen as your guide explains the subtle notes of the drink. Then, stop by the Veuve Clicquot shop and have some retail therapy as you peruse different branded products. Afterward, enjoy a traditional French lunch in a classical French restaurant with homemade food and a Champagne aperitif. The 3-course lunch will give you the energy to go on your Champagne day with a tour at Pommery Champagne. Head over to Pommery, the most beautiful house with deep cellars full of bottles of Champagne and a surprise: a modern art exhibition right in the cellars. Explore the cellars at your own pace, then, once back on the ground, enjoy a last tasting of the Brut Royal Champagne.

From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

3. From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

This full-day tour begins with a pick-up at 9:30 AM at the forecourt of the Reims-Centre train station (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday). When you arrive in the Champagne region, you’ll start with a sightseeing tour of Reims. The city of coronations, Reims, is also the city of Champagne, the most celebrated and festive of wines. On the way, hear about Reims, the city where the Kings of France were crowned, and arrive at the Vranken Pommery Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a tour of the grand estate, finishing with a tasting of Vranken Pommery Champagne. Pay a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral. Explore inside the UNESCO-listed wonder on a guided tour and admire the 13th-century cathedral, with its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. After that, take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, passing through the Grand Cru villages of Verzenay and Mailly, as your guide explains the Champagne-making process. Take a picture at the vineyards and hear about the importance of ‘terroir’ in cultivating grapes. You will then stop at a Champagne family estate and discover a different side of the prestigious Champagne industry. Savor a 3-course Champagne lunch where you are treated to delicious regional specialties, accompanied by a selection of 3 Champagnes and coffee/tea. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the production site, and discover how Champagne is made. Finish this fantastic program with another tasting of 3 Champagne glasses (different ones). On return to Reims, your tour ends back at the train station at 5.30 PM.

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What people are saying about Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Visitors Center

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 346 reviews

I did not think visiting any champagne houses in the first January would be possible given the time of year, but we visited 3 different houses, including Nicolas Feuillatte, and had so many tastings throughout the day! My friend and I both agreed the lunch was some of the best food we’d had all week, and our guide Karl was amazing! 100% would recommend!

Absolutely fantastic! Our guide Preston was very knowledgeable about champagne and the area. We were able to see and taste a lot of champagne. Book it now you will not regret it!

All very well. The guide is very friendly and always on the lookout. The tastings were very good and in general the experience.

Best thing I did in Paris. Worth every penny. Guide was incredible and extremely knowledgeable!

Awesome tour and lunch. Very much worth the money and our guide was extremely knowledgeable.