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Short day family grower & lunch

Guided by minivanGuided by minivan

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discovery of Champagne Avenue in Epernay and picturesque village of Hautvillers, cradle of Champagne

  • Tasting Class : learn Champagne tasting tips

  • Lunch at a restored Champagne House with Champagnes and regional specialties

  • Visit and tasting at a family run boutique winery

INCLUDED

TASTING 8 wines
FOOD Lunch included
LANGUAGE English
GROUP
TRANSPORT Minivan
DURATION 06h45

Travel to Epernay, enjoy a Champagne tasting and lunch to understand vine growing and learn how the cellar master create their Champagnes. Discover the scenic vineyards around Epernay and visit an authentic family boutique winery.

PICK UP :
11.15 am : Pick up from Reims city center : Meet your expert guide at the train station of Reims.
11.00 am : Pickup from Epernay city center : Meet your friendly guide in Epernay at Moët & Chandon, on 20 Avenue de Champagne, in front of the statue of Dom Pérignon. 

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).

Enjoy a moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage vines of Champagne and acquire knowledge of 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. Drive through one of the most famous street in the world, the Champagne Avenue in Epernay.

Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier), a typical Champagne house. 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. 

Immerse yourself into the french lifestyle with a traditional lunch which consists in homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of Champagnes. 

Appreciate the charming hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family-run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press, vat 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 tourist office of : Epernay at 5.15 pm or Reims centre train station at 6.00 pm.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • • 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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