Meet your expert guide at 9.00 am in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station and start the day with a ride through the vineyard.
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).
Visit Moët & Chandon, the most famous producer of Champagne, discover the Champagne making process and enjoy some of the 150 years-old-cuvee “Brut Imperial”.
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.
Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier), for a great tasting class. 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.
Your half day tour ends at 2.30 pm let us drive you back to the train station of Epernay and provide you the train tickets from Epernay to Reims Centre at the time you wish !
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 availabilities and the best fares.
1. Weekdays (from Monday to Friday)
Take the 7.23am train (TGV Inoui 2707) from Paris Est which arrives at Reims Centre train station at 8.10am.
2. Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
- Due to a lack of train which could arriving on time at the pick-up place, we recommend you to arrive the day before in Reims.
- However, if you can’t arrive the day before, you can take the 7.58am train from Paris Est which arrives at Reims Champagne-Ardenne TGV at 8.37am and join the tour at Reims Centre train station with a taxi / Uber to be ordered before you arrive (15 minutes drive).
When you arrive at Reims Centre train station, take “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.
Enjoy your tour !