Excursions and Tourist Visit : Champagne, Epernay & Reims

Champagne – Eperney & Reims



Excursions & tourist visit : Champagne : Epernay & Reims

Duration : 8 hours 


Champagne, Epernay and Reims

Head northeast from Paris to the Scenic Route du Champagne, which meanders through vineyards and picturesque villages and offers a charming bucolic landscape.

Champagne's bottles in a cave

Champagne’s bottles in a cave

Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet, the Grande Maison Moët & Chandon is one of the premier international brands in the world. Its history is linked to some famous people, including the Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. Its Champagne was also served at many historical occasions, including coronation (King Edward VII), the Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc. You can try Dom Perignon on your tour of this fine establishment.

Enjoy lunch in a lovely bistro with … a glass of champagne

After lunch, head to the Marne Valley on a journey through the vineyard to see the Benedictine abbey and village of Hautvillers, where Dom Pérignon is buried. He contributed to the fame of Champagne (discovering the second fermentation process).

Further North lies Reims –where you can stop to see two UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • The gothic Notre Dame cathedral of Reims
  • The Palais de Tau, where coronation of most of France’s Kings took place

Your driver will take you to one of Reims’ finest champagne cellars for a tour and tasting. Examples of Reims houses visited include Pommery, Veuve Cliquot, Roederer, Taittinger, and Ruinart.