Afternoon Epernay & family growers from Reims

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive through the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay

  • Discover the historical village of Hautvillers and Dom Pérignon’s church

  • Visit and Champagne tastings at 2 family-run wineries

  • Stop in the UNESCO vineyard of Champagne

INCLUDED

TASTING 6
FOOD Not included
LANGUAGE English
GROUP
TRANSPORT Minivan
SCHEDULE 02.00 PM to 07.00 PM
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Visit 2 family-run Champagne houses in Epernay for a wonderful and truly authentic experience of the Champagne region. During a pleasant afternoon tour leaving from Reims you'll drive through the Avenue de Champagne, visit the birthplace of Champagne and village of Dom Pérignon; Hautvilliers, and stop in the vineyards to take in the views of the historical UNESCO World Heritage vines.

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Meet your local guide at 2.00 pm in front of the tourist office of Reims Centre train station and start your afternoon Champagne tour with a drive through the countryside. 

First stop on your itinerary is a visit and tasting at a family-run Champagne house. Your guide will take you to a visit of the traditional press which is still in use today, and the tank room as he shares details about the traditional method of making Champagne. Enjoy a tasting of several Champagnes from the house and acquire tasting knowledge and expertise with these rare Champagnes!  

Next up is a drive through the famous Champagne Avenue in Epernay, the capital of Champagne, where some of the most prestigious Champagne houses are based such as Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Moët & Chandon and Boizel.  

It's time for a stop to enjoy a moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views of the UNESCO World Heritage Champagne vines. Your guide will tell you all about our “terroir” as you go.

Then discover the village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne, and visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. 

Your 2nd and final Champagne house visit of the day is to another family-run Champagne house where you will be able to taste and compare various “cuvées”! 

After an afternoon full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station between 6.30pm and 7.00 pm.
 

INCLUSIONS

  • Local English speaking guide  
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people) 
  • Reims pick-up and drop off 
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan 
  • Entrance fees for visits and tastings at 2 family-run wineries 
  • 6 tastings

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Other drinks 
  • Lunch 
  • Pick-up and drop off in Paris not available (we recommend taking the train) 
 
 

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Up to 24 hours in advance : 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance : no refund
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.

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    Meeting point*


    Pick-up 2.00pm
    Drop off 6.30pm/7.00pm


    TOURIST OFFICE (Reims Centre train station)
    Cour de la Gare,
    51100 Reims




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