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Moët & Chandon, family grower day tour & lunch

Guided by minivanGuided by minivan

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour of the underground cellars of the prestigious Champagne House Moët & Chandon

  • Discovery of Champagne Avenue in Epernay and picturesque village of Hautvillers including a stop in the vineyard

  • Tasting class: playful workshops and Champagne tasting tips

  • Casual lunch at a typical Champagne House with Champagnes and regional specialties

  • Visit and tastings at a family run boutique winery

INCLUDED

TASTING 10
FOOD Lunch included
LANGUAGE English
GROUP
TRANSPORT Minivan
DURATION 09h00

Immerse yourself in Champagne with a full guided experience of the Champagne region. Travel to Epernay, with a drive through the Champagne Avenue and visit the emblematic Champagne house Moët & Chandon Enjoy a Champagne tasting to understand vine growing and learn how the cellar master creates their Champagnes, followed by a casual lunch with regional specialties at a typical Champagne House. Discover the scenic vineyards around Epernay and visit an authentic family boutique winery.

Meet your local guide from Reims, Bezannes or Epernay:

OPTION 1: Pick up from Reims city center at 9:00am in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station.

OPTION 2: Pick up from Bezannes (Gare Champagne-Ardenne TGV) at 9:15am in front of the main entrance.

OPTION 3: Pickup from Epernay city center at 9:45am at Moët & Chandon in front of the statue of Dom Perignon.

Drive through the Champagne Avenue in Epernay, capital of Champagne where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët & Chandon).

 

Visit Champagne Moët & Chandon (If not available can be replaced by a similar house), the most famous producer of Champagne, discover the champagne making process and enjoy some of the 150 years- old-cuvee “Brut Imperial”.

 

Enjoy a moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage Champagne vines and acquire knowledge about the particularities of our “terroir”. You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne. Get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried.

 

Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier). After a Champagne quizz, train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop.

Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different Champagnes from boutique wineries all while eating some local snacks. 

 

Enjoy a casual lunch with paired wines and Champagnes in a fun and familial atmosphere. Get introduced to local products like baguette, pâté croute, regional cheeses, pink biscuit, Ratafia… (can be adapted to allergies or specific diets).

 

Appreciate the charming hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family-run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press, tank 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! 

 

After a day full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the statue of Dom Perignon in Epernay at 5.15pm or in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station at 6:00pm

 

TRAIN INFORMATION IF YOU ARE DOING PARIS - REIMS FOR THE DAY: 

If you come from Paris by train, book it as soon as possible to get availability and the best fares. 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • • Please note that the European sanitary pass or vaccination certificate is mandatory to attend our experiences
  • • Up to 24 hours in advance: 100% reimbursed.*
  • • Under 24 hours in advance: no reimbursement.
  • • If the client wishes to change the date of his tour after the 24 hours authorized for refundable cancellation, 20% of the price of the tour will be due to A la Française as additional fees.
  • • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise Champagne will contact the customer (phone or email) to reschedule or refund the total amount.

  • *Except for Veuve Clicquot Full Day tour that require a 48 hours delay of cancellation.

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