Short day family growers & traditional lunch


  • Drive through the Champagne Avenue in Epernay

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

  • Stop in the UNESCO vineyard of Champagne

  • Cellar visit and introduction to Champagne tasting at a family domaine: Le Clos Corbier

  • Casual lunch with wines from Champagne and regional specialties

  • Visit and Champagne tastings at a family-run winery


FOOD Lunch included
SCHEDULE 11.20 AM to 06.00 PM
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Enjoy a half day tour to visit Epernay and its surrounds with our expert A la Francaise guides. Departing from Reims or Epernay visit two Champagne houses for tours, tastings and a Champagne tasting work shop. Discover the best of the Montagne de Reims and Epernay as you travel through the village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of champagne, its UNESCO-listed hillsides and the famous Avenue de Champagne. Take part in our Champagne tasting workshop to understand the Champagne production method and its secrets, then enjoy a country lunch accompanied by Champagne.

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Your Champagne tour can depart from Reims or from Epernay:

OPTION 1: Meet your friendly local guide in Reims city centre at 11:20am in front of the tourist office at Reims centre train station. Start your drive in our comfortable upmarket minivan through the vineyards to Epernay.

OPTION 2: Meet your friendly local guide in Epernay city centre at 12:00am in front of the Tourist Office of Epernay.

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

Leaving the centre of Epernay 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. 

After Hautvillers you'll arrive to a warm welcome in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne house in the middle of the Champagne vineyards (Le Clos Corbier). During the visit to the Champagne cellars dug in the 1850’syou can see the traditional press and learn about the secrets of the Champagne making process. 

Immerse yourself into the French lifestyle with a traditional lunch of homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of Champagnes (the menu can be adapted to allergies or specific diets). 

After lunch your tour continues on through the charming hillsides of the Champagne region for a peek-behind-the-scenes at a family-run Champagne house. Visit the traditional press, the tank room and the cellars of this authentic Champagne grower. As you walk through the cool cellar corridors take a glance at the immense quantity of Champagne bottles slowly maturing. End the tour with several Champagne tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and discover the best value in Champagne! 

After a day in Champagne full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the tourist office of Epernay at 5:15pm or Reims centre train station at 6:00pm.



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



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


champagne tasting workshop
champagne region tour
Champagne house visit
French casual lunch


  • Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance : 100% refund
  • Cancellation under 24 hours in advance : no refund, no amendment
  • 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.

    Map of meeting point

    Meeting point*

    Pick-up 12.00am
    Drop off 5.15pm

    In front the Tourist Office of Epernay
    7, Avenue de Champagne
    51200 Epernay

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