All inclusive Day tour.
Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from March 1st to December 23rd.
TAITTINGER / MOET & CHANDON
Pick up: 10.00 am Reims Train Station forecourt (Monday to Sunday).
For train recommendation and extra informations, please refer to the bottom page.
Tour and Champagne tasting at Taittinger.*
Taittinger is one of the last Grandes Maisons de Champagne to be independant and owned by the grandson of the founder, Pierre Taittinger. Taittinger's style is characterised by a high proportion of Chardonnay, synonymous with finesse and elegance in the Champagne region.
Taittinger vineyards cover 288 hectares which include some of the appellation's finest. This Grande Maison's treasure is not only the millions of bottles in the cellars but the remains from the old benedictine abbay of St Nicaise dating back to the 13th century and the old chalk quarries dating from the 4th century listed as a Unesco world heritage site. The tour is followed by a tasting.
Sightseeing of the city of Reims: Grandes Maisons de Champagne, Cathedral...
Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!
Lunch at your leisure.
On the way to Epernay, we take you to the Marne Valley on a journey through the vineyard to meet with another prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.
Sightseeing of Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 100km of tunnels under the pavement!
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon.*
Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc…It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world.
Drop off: 05.00 PM Reims Train Station forecourt.
*Subject to availability: Taittinger could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery. Moet & Chandon could be replaced by Mercier or De Castellane.
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, semiprivate English speaking escort guide, entrance fees and tastings at Moët & Chandon and Taittinger, Avenue des Champagne tour, Dom Perignon with Hautvillers stop, sightseeing of Reims famous champagne houses and Cathedral, sightseeing of Champagne Grands Crus Villages. 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour doesn't include
Personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the immediate surroundings of Reims), lunch.