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From Paris: Daytrip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

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About This Activity

  • FREE cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • Reserve now & pay later: Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
  • Duration 10 – 11 hours: Check availability to see starting times.
  • Skip the line through a separate entrance
  • Live tour guide: Spanish, English, French, Italian
  • Pickup included: Pickup is available from your hotel in central Paris. If you’re not in a centrally located area, pickup and drop-off will be arranged from any central Paris location.
  • Private or small groups available

Highlights

  • Visit a big champagne house and a few smaller ones
  • Enjoy a French lunch with champagne at a winemaker's house or a local restaurant
  • Walk along the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, the 'Capital of champagne'
  • Join an expert-led masterclass in the heart of the vineyard and enjoy a Cuvée
  • Taste 8 different types of champagnes over the course of your day trip
champagne tasting from paris • Paris Tickets
champagne tasting from paris • Paris Tickets
champagne tasting from paris • Paris Tickets
champagne tasting from paris • Paris Tickets

FULL DESCRIPTION

Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne!

Once you arrive in Champagne, you’ll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier, Pommery, Lanson, etc. > depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of ... Read more

Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne!

Once you arrive in Champagne, you’ll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier, Pommery, Lanson, etc. > depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting.

Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting.

Next stop is for lunch in a family-run champagne house or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with?

After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures!

Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off in a central, Hotel de Ville.

Included

  • Hotel pickup from central Paris
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable minivan
  • Wine expert driver and guide
  • Visit at least 2 Champagne houses
  • Tasting of 8 Champagnes
  • Traditional Lunch
  • Wine tasting led by a wine expert (depending on weather conditions from April)

Know Before You Go

  • Please advise on any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. Ins such an event, a full refund or an alternative will be offered
  • Caves and wine cellars are usually quite cold and damp (45 °F / 10 °C)
  • Bring warm clothing

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Champagne region in France famous? The Champagne region is famous for producing Champagne, a sparkling wine renowned worldwide for its quality, elegance, and effervescence.

How is Champagne made? Champagne is made using the traditional method, also known as méthode champenoise, where secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle, creating the characteristic bubbles. It typically involves blending different grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.

What are the main cities or towns in the Champagne region? The main cities and towns in the Champagne region include Reims, Épernay, and Troyes. These cities are known for their historical significance, stunning architecture, and vibrant atmosphere.

Can visitors tour Champagne houses and vineyards in the region? Yes, visitors can tour Champagne houses and vineyards in the region, where they can learn about the winemaking process, explore underground cellars, and, in some cases, participate in tastings.

What is the best time to visit the Champagne region? The best time to visit the Champagne region is during the summer months (June to August) when the weather is warm and sunny, and the vineyards are in full bloom. However, the region is also beautiful in the fall during the grape harvest season.

Are there any famous Champagne houses in the region? Yes, there are numerous famous Champagne houses in the region, including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Pérignon. These houses are known for their long-standing traditions, high-quality Champagne, and iconic brands.

What are some activities to do in the Champagne region besides wine tasting? Besides wine tasting, visitors to the Champagne region can explore historical sites such as the Reims Cathedral, enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and cycling in the vineyard-covered hills, and indulge in regional cuisine at local restaurants.

Is it possible to take a day trip to the Champagne region from Paris? Yes, it is possible to take a day trip to the Champagne region from Paris. Many tour operators offer day trips by train or bus, allowing visitors to explore the region’s highlights and enjoy Champagne tastings without the need for a car.

What types of Champagne are produced in the region? The Champagne region produces a variety of Champagne styles, including non-vintage, vintage, rosé, and prestige cuvées. Each style offers its own unique flavor profile and characteristics.

Is Champagne only produced in France? Yes, Champagne is only produced in the Champagne region of France. While sparkling wines made using the traditional method are produced in other regions of the world, only those produced in Champagne can legally be called Champagne.

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