Our sparkling team has thought about launching a Champagne wine adventure in 2014. At that time, Matthias, Champagne native and lover, had been working and travelling for a Champagne company since quite a while. He was pretty impressed by the contrast between the celebrity of the name Champagne all over the world (even the universe) and the ignorance about his wonderful region.
The wine tourism in Champagne was only at the premises and only a few people knew about the possibilities of visits. Feeling quite curious, he got interested in travelling in other wine regions to discover their vision for wine tourism. And Bordeaux came first of course! Google top of the list was Bordovino wine tour company, world Champion in wine tourism since 2010. Matthias met Bordovino’s team at the end of 2014 and fell in love with them, as well as the concept! He imported some of their ideas back to Champagne to create a first company called Vine Escape. Later on, Matthias and Bordovino’s founder Pierre-Jean met up again and decided to merge the two companies for one and only brand summing up the main topic of their tours: « A la Française » ! With a shared limpid fundamental goal: make people happy!
A la Française Champagne has since developed thanks to Cathy, Martin, Angelique and Ana, sunny and welcoming guides born passionate about this famous sparkling drink; Thanks to Claire, Anne, Béné, our A La Française experts...
And here we are... ready to host you! Our wish? Offering you a diversity of experiences gathering the best of Champagne. And here is how we proceed to make your day the very best by satisfying all your senses!
- For your eyes: Enjoy the most impressing landscapes and viewpoints overlooking the legendary vineyards of the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims.
- For your culture: The visit of the stunning crayères where the bottles lie,waiting to be savored, and some typical and beautiful wineries. The village of Hautvillers and its Champagne roots thanks to Dom Perignon who lived there. The City of Reims and its beautiful cathedral, where 33 French kings were coronated
- For your tastes: tours and tastings within our walls, as well as visits at some passionate producers’ houses.
- Cherry on the cake: Lunch or « Déjeuner » (in our beautiful and romantic language). Typical, intimate. A unique and unforgettable moment you wouldn’t trade for anything. All of this shared in small groups of maximum 8 people, enabling easy exchanges thanks to our bilingual guides, and making this day the high point of your visit in France. Here's for our unfailing method. And do you know why we are objectively better than our cousins from A la Française Bordeaux, Loire, Burgundy and Provence Because we have bubbles and we can sabre Champagne !
We're waiting for you!