Explore the Champagne Capital with A la Francaise! Kick off your sparkling day with a drive through the gorgeous Avenue de Champagne and dive into your favorite Champagne houses’ history. Let the historical village of Hautvillers and its captivating church take you back in time. Take a few minutes to show gratitude to the Monk Dom Pérignon for his fortuitous discovery and admire the breathtaking view on Champagne’s UNESCO-listed World Heritage vineyards.
Ride through the south vineyards of the elegant Montagne de Reims while your guide points out the particularities and peculiarities of the region: Why are our vines planted on steep slopes? Why is our subsoil made out from such a pure chalk?
Break through the exclusive cellars of a family run boutique winery. Tour the traditional press and vat room as your host details the traditional “Champagne method” also called the “Méthode Champenoise”. Appreciate several tastings of their personal production and acquire further knowledge and expertise on the finest Sparkling wine! Finish your effervescent afternoon with a last stop by another Champagne tasting place were you will be able taste and compare various cuvées.
Your tour ends between 6.30pm and 7pm.
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 2 pm.
Be careful, some of the trains connect in Champagne Ardenne TGV to get to Reims Centre train station.
We will meet outside the train station of Reims Centre in front of the tourist office. Take the walking exit « REIMS CENTRE ».
Be careful, there are two tourists offices in Reims. The meeting point is at the train station tourist office, not the cathedral tourist office.
For the return train back to Paris : please take one from 7.15 pm
Enjoy your afternoon !