All inclusive Day tour.
Champagne tasting lunch.
Registered guide, entrance fees & tastings.
Veuve Clicquot & Family Champagne estate.
Available from March 1st to December 21st.
REIMS CATHEDRAL / VEUVE CLICQUOT / GRAND CRU VINEYARD OF THE MARNE’S VALLEY
Pick up: 09.00 AM Reims Train Station forecourt (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday).
For train recommendation and extra informations, please refer to the bottom page.
Arriving in the Champagne region, you start your day with a sightseeing of Reims.
City of coronation, Reims is also the city of Champagne, definitely the most celebrated and festive of wines! You will enjoy the sight of the Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne: Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Pommery, etc., many names that will make you think of a great party or a romantic dinner with a glass of champagne… And you are going to have more than one!
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Veuve Clicquot*. (Visit included: Discovery tour with 1 glass of Champagne)
House founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot that became famous thanks to Madam Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. You will learn about this visionary young widow who built an empire, and became a legend in her time “la Grande Dame of the Champagne region". For a while, take a dip into the heart of this House, its heritage, its savoir-faire. And discover its unique chalk-cellars and the making-process of Champagne.
At the end of the tour, enjoy the tasting of one glass of the Brut Yellow Label cuvée.
*According to the availability, Veuve Clicquot could be replaced by Mumm or Taittinger.
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims.
Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!
Champagne tasting Lunch.
In the heart of the Champagne’s Vineyards, we will introduce you to local specialties which will be assorted with different sorts of Champagne (blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, rosé) at a boutique winery.
Lunch at local winery may change according to their availability, it could be replaced by a local restaurant
The Marne's Valley Vineyards.
Here, the scenic Route du Champagne winds its way between plains, vineyards, forests and picturesque villages such as Chaumuzy, Passy Grigny. Realm of Pinot Meunier, a kind of grape that is only growing within the Champagne region. The Marne’s valley it is known for its special “terroir” that gives to the Champagne much of its character. Let’s stop in the vineyard to discover it together!
Tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate.
Before returning to Reims, you will experiment another face of Champagne: tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate. More than 4 000 family wine makers contribute to the prestige of Champagne and maintain the Tradition on from generation to generation, for one aim: the true expression of Champagne. Visit of the production’ site followed by a tasting of several cuvées.
Drop off: 05:00 PM Reims Train Station forecourt.
English being the most common language for our customers, the tours in the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be in English.
Champagne Day tours from Paris
Reims being only 60 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time stable recommendation.
From Paris to Reims
Departure: Paris Gare de l'Est to Reims Centre 07.38 AM. Train n°2501
Train connection at Champagne-Ardenne at 08.18 AM
Arrival: Reims central city 08.41 AM
09.00 AM meeting point, in front of the main entrance of the train station.
Your guide will be parked in front of the Tourist Office of the Train Station (Mercedes grey minivan).
From Reims return to Paris
Departure: Reims Centre to Paris Gare de l'Est 05.15 PM. Train n°2752
Arrival: Paris Gare de l'Est 06.01 PM.
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, semi-private English speaking escort guide, tour of Reims Cathedral, sightseeing of Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne, entrance fees and tastings at Veuve Clicquot and at a family estate, Champagne tasting lunch with drinks included.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
Wineries and family estates may change according to their availability.
This tour does not include
personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the immediate surroundings of Reims).