Half Day Champagne Tour by TGV Fast Train from Paris
Champagne is the only wine region you can visit from Paris in half a day when you departing from Gare de l'Est by train. After a short 40min journey, our driver will pick you up between and follow your custom planned itinerary. Drop you off at the station, a restaurant nearby. Half day tours last either 4 or 5hrs and start between 8:45 and 9:15 or 13:30 and 14:00
Option 1. Family Vineyard Visits & Tastings
Discover family vineyards in the Grand Cru Montagne de Reims or Premier Cru villages of the Petite Montagne de Reims we will select 2 domain visit with tastings or 3 tasting stops.
Option 2. Moet & Hautvillers Tour
Head south for a cellar visit & tasting at Moet et Chandon in Epernay followed by a short tasting visit on Ave de Champagne and visit to Hautvillers.
Option 3. Veuve, Pommery or Ruinart in Reims
Cellar tour and tasting at one of the famous chalk cellars of a large Prestige house followed by a small family producer visit in the Montagne de Reims between Ludes and Verzy . Drop off Reims Cathedral for lunch nearby or Reims Cathedral, only a 15 minute walk to the station.
Reserve a private car and one of our English speaking driver guides departing from Paris from 7:30am to 8:30am. En route you will pass vineyards which stretch as far as the eye can see, over rolling hillsides, dotted with picturesque villages and small family producers that echo to the artisanal rhythm of the work in the vineyards, many of which are located along the "Route Touristique de Champagne”.
The Grand Classics
2 Famous Prestige Grande Maison Cellar Visits in Reims and Epernay with lunch at a Bistrot, Chateau or vineyard Picnic. If you opt for a short or lunch of vineyrad picnic in the summer you have the opportunity to see Reims Cathedral or Dom Perignon's Tomb in Hautvillers.
Moet & Hautvillers
Embark on a delightful journey of discovery through the Marne Valley, a picturesque landscape dotted with Pinot Meunier vineyards that extend 62 miles along the river Marne towards Paris. Your adventure begins with an optional stop at the Statue of Pope Urban II in Chatillon sur Marne, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding area. From there, you will visit and taste the exquisite offerings of two family-owned vineyards. Then, take a brief intermission in the quaint village of Hautvillers, adorned with stunning flower-filled streets and sweeping vistas of the Marne River valley. After a delectable lunch, you will embark on a pre-reserved cellar visit and tasting at Champagne Moet et Chandon. A leisurely drive along Avenue de Champagne will treat you to a magnificent view of the grand Champagne Houses lining the street. Epernay, the capital of Champagne, is the final stop on your itinerary, where you will marvel at the 200 million bottles of champagne aging in over 120 kilometers of cellars. These impressive cellars are carved out of the chalk soil over hundreds of years, creating a unique and captivating atmosphere.
Champagne boasts an impressive number of over 15,000 producers, many of whom utilize artisanal production techniques. Explore several family vineyards and gain insight into the entire Champagne making process, from vine to glass. Compare regions, grapes, blends, and fermentation times at family-owned vineyards. It is only at small grower vineyards where you will have the opportunity for multi-tastings and truly appreciate the subtle nuances of dosage, assemblage, cépage terroir, and millésime. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to identify your style
Visi the Montagne de Reims, And the most renowned vineyards are situated between Verzenay and Verzy, Bouzy and Ambonnay, if interested in Pinot Noir grape variety where the purest chalk subsoil can be found, providing an ideal environment for the finest grapes and home to the Grand Crus. For those inerested in Pinot Meunier we will discover the area around Ludes and west. For those interested in Chardonnay we will head to the Cote de Blancs around Avize.