Reims Champagne tours, tastings and cellar visits

Reims is the perfect base for a tour of the Champagne region. With many guided tours leaving from Reims each day, A la Francaise offers pickups and drop offs in the centre of Reims to visit the best Champagne houses in the area.

Whether you’re looking for a half day or full day guided tour, to join a small group guided tour or a private tour with your own driver and guide, A la Francaise work with their own trusted, expert local guides and ensure you have a truly authentic experience.

Type of tour?

We believe that the best way to experience Champagne is by combining visits to both the famous Champagne houses recognised around the world, with the smaller, family run estates whose Champagne, whilst not world-famous, is most definitely, world-class. All of our tours are led by local experts in the region who will tell you all about the history of Champagne, the differences between the types of Champagne houses you’ll visit and of course, about the Champagne you’ll try! Our Champagne tours will introduce you to the complex processes that create this world famous wine during tours of the Champagne house, its cellars and with a guided tasting of their Champagnes.

Tours within Reims include a guided tour of this famous coronation city and a visit to the prestigious Maison de Champagne Veuve Clicquot where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of their 25-meter deep 2000 year-old cellars followed by a tasting of their emblematic champagne.

Tours to Epernay from Reims allow you to see the famous "Avenue de Champagne" (Champagne Avenue) with its beautiful tree lined street adorned with Champagne houses. Our tours to Epernay also include a drive through the UNESCO World Heritage Champagne vineyards to visit Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne, and final resting place of Dom Perignon.

E-Bike tours of Champagne offer a fantastic way to go off the beaten track to explore some of Champagne’s most remote locations. You'll work up a thirst for Champagne tasting cycling through Premier and Grand Cru Champagne villages as you go.

For those of you who’d like to visit the vineyards of Champagne with your own private driver and guide, you can choose your own private itinerary and then relax and be chauffeured through the wine trails of Champagne to your destinations of choice. You can choose to book a private driver for either a half or full day with collection and return to your accommodation.

To find your perfect tour of Champagne, choose A la Francaise!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Reims worth visiting?

Reims is definitely worth visiting, especially if you have an interest in history, architecture, and of course, Champagne. As the unofficial capital of the Champagne region in France, Reims is renowned for its sparkling wine production and offers numerous opportunities to explore champagne cellars and indulge in tastings.

Should I stay in Reims or Epernay?

Whilst it’s possible to stay in Epernay, many visitors to the Champagne region prefer to stay in Reims as it has a wider choice of accommodation and offers tours to both the Champagne houses of Reims, as well as to those of Epernay.

Can I take a tour of both Reims and Epernay?

Yes, you can experience the best of Champagne with a tour of Reims and Epernay. You can opt for an A la Francaise tour which starts in the morning with a discovery of the coronation city of Reims and a visit to the unique UNESCO classified cellars of the local Champagne House Veuve Clicquot. Then visit Epernay in the heart of the Champagne vineyards in the afternoon to admire the famous "Avenue de Champagne" and the birthplace of Champagne; Dom Perignon’s Hautvillers. 

How can I visit Veuve Clicquot?

To visit Veuve Clicquot you can join a guided tour which collects you from the centre of Reims (or your hotel if opting for a private tour) and drives you in comfort right to the famous Champagne House. You’ll have the chance to enjoy a guided tour of their 25-meter deep 2000 year-old cellars followed by a tasting of their world-famous Champagne.

Can I visit Epernay from Reims?

Yes, it is possible to visit Epernay from Reims. A la Francaise offer many guided tours that take you from Reims to visit the famous Avenue de Champagne of Epernay and to Champagne houses for tours and tastings, returning you to the centre of Bordeaux at the end of the tour.

Where is the birthplace of Champagne?

Hautvillers, in the Champagne region in Northern France is renowned as the birthplace of Champagne. This is the village where the famous monk Dom Perignon first discovered Champagne and famously said "Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!" when tasting the first sparkling champagne.