Meet your expert guide at 9.00am in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station and start the day with the discovery of Reims city center.
Enjoy a sightseeing in Reims city center. Drive by “Notre Dame de Reims”, one of the first monuments to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover some emblematic places of the city, such as the “Porte de Mars”, 2000 year old arch, last Roman gate of the city. Absorb the historical atmosphere of the city, home of the coronation of more than 33 kings of France.
Make the most of your morning in the Champagne region starting by the exploration the famous House of Champagne Taittinger, with a small introduction to Champagne thanks to a film about the history of the house and the region, followed by a complete tour of their cellars which are classified at UNESCO World’s Heritage. Finish in style this visit with a glass of their flagship Champagne.
Have a break at a viewpoint on the elegant Montagne de Reims vineyards where your guide points out the particularities of the region: Why are our vines planted on hillsides? Why is our subsoil made out of such pure chalk?
End your morning by discovering a family-run boutique winery. Tour the still used today's traditional press and vat room as your guide details the traditional Champagne method with a concrete and visual approach. Appreciate several tastings of their own production and acquire tasting knowledge and expertise with these rare Champagnes!
Your morning tour ends at 1.00pm in front of Reims centre train station.
TRAIN INFORMATION IF YOU ARE COMING FROM PARIS:
If you come from Paris by train, book it as soon as possible to get availability and the best fares.
- FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY:
During the week, we recommend you to book the train n°2707 (TGV INOUI), leaving Paris Gare de l’Est at 7:39AM and arriving in Reims Centre at 8:25AM.
- ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
During the weekend, we recommend you to take the train n°2503 (TGV INOUI) leaving Paris Gare de l’Est at 7:38AM and arriving in Champagne-Ardenne TGV at 8:18AM. Then you will have to take a Taxi/Uber to join the meeting point at Gare de Reims Centre (10 minutes drive).
When you arrive at Reims Centre train station, take the “Place de la Gare” exit (Reims centre), we will wait for you outside the station in front of the tourist office.
Be careful, there are two tourists’ offices in Reims. The meeting point is at the train station tourist office, not the cathedral tourist office.
For the return train back to Paris: please take one from 1.00pm
Enjoy your tour !