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Morning Champagne tasting class & afternoon Epernay

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tasting tips about Champagne secrets

  • Discovery workshops to train your nose and palate

  • Comparative tasting of 3 different Champagnes

  • French aperitif with regional specialties

  • Tour of the Avenue de Champagne

  • Visit of the historical village of Hautvillers and its church

  • Visit and tasting at a family run boutique winery

  • Tasting at an other Champagne house

INCLUDED

TASTING Min. 9
FOOD French Aperitif Included
LANGUAGE English, French
GROUP Min 2 pers.
TRANSPORT Minivan
DURATION 06h30

Join us for a tasting class in the centre of Reims in the morning. Go towards Epernay during a pleasant Afternoon and discover authentic Champagne growers.

Your tour starts at 10.00am !

 

Be welcomed at our tasting room in the Boulingrin area (Reims city center) and take part in a playful Champagne Master class. Thanks to your Champagne expert host, gain significant insight on the traditional Champagne World, its history, geography and economy.

 

Sit back and enjoy an introduction to the creation of the unique sparkling beverage. Learn about the complex winemaking process and discover how the delicate effervescent elixir goes from grape to bottle.

 

Train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop. Discover the typical primary and tertiary aromas that can be recognized in Champagne.

 

Get precious tips and advice on how to taste and how to sublimate the bubbly. What are the steps to tasting? How to open a bottle correctly? How to store it properly? Become a Champagne expert and an amazing ambassador for our beautiful region!

 

Perfectly finish off your morning with a tasting of 3 Champagnes from carefully selected independent producers. Judge them by their color, their aromas, their power and structure, compare them…You will be served nice cheeses and charcuterie to get along your tasting !


Take a 2 hours break from 12pm to 2pm. 

Your guide will be able to advise good restaurants nearby.


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


Start your afternoon with a visit of a family-run boutique winery. Tour the still used today 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! 


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


Appreciate 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”. Discover then the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne. Visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried.


Finish your afternoon with other 3 glasses of Champagne in a small family winery where you will be able to taste and compare various “cuvées” and enjoy a pairing with regional snack!


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 6.30 pm and 7.00 pm.



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 the best fares (also the trains can get sometimes fully booked)


Book a train to Reims center train station to arrive before 9.45am.

Be careful, some of the trains connect in Champagne Ardenne TGV to get to Reims Centre train station. 


Meet your friendly guide at the Trésors de Champagne at 10am. 


For the return train back to Paris : please take one from 7.15 pm from Reims Centre. 



Enjoy your day !


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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