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Self guided drive tour the best of Champagne

With your own carWith your own car

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discovery of Champagne Avenue in Epernay and picturesque village of Hautvillers, cradle of Champagne, with your own car

  • Tasting class : learn Champagne tasting tips

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

  • Visit and tastings at a family-run boutique winery

INCLUDED

TASTING 9
FOOD Lunch
LANGUAGE English, French
GROUP Min 2 pers.
TRANSPORT /
DURATION 08h00

Enjoy a full day self-guided road trip experience through the beautiful landscapes of Champagne region! Travel to Epernay and Hautvillers, 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. Thanks to your A la Française itinerary designed (and tested!) by our passionate local team, learn everything about the specificities of the region and its “terroir”.

Meet us between 9:00am and 11:00 am at Le Clos Corbier, our headquarter in Mareuil-sur-Ay, where our team will welcome you and give you the itinerary for your full day experience.

Start your Champagne Road Trip in the morning with a drive through the most famous vineyards of Champagne around Epernay. 

You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne. Wander in the picturesque street of the village and get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. Trials will go along with your route, with some riddles and challenges contained inside your roadbook, to help you discover the village and its history. 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”. 

Drive through one of the most famous street in the world, the Champagne Avenue in Epernay where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët&Chandon).

Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier). 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 tour will end around 5:30pm.

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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