THE TOUR :
Arriving in the Champagne region,
you start your day with the Scenic Route du Champagnes. It meanders among the
vineyards and picturesque villages, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We
take you to the Côte des Blancs for a sightseeing of some of the most famous
Grandes Maisons de Champagne such as: Bollinger, Gosset, Deutz, etc. En route
the countryside is enamelled with beautiful Grand Cru villages like Ay,
Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Vernezay, etc.
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.
Stroll along the 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.
Champagne tasting Lunch. We will introduce you to local specialties which will
be assorted with three sorts of Champagne (Blanc de blancs, Blanc de noirs and
Rosé) of the main terroirs of the Champagne region like: Montagne de Reims,
Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blanc).
After lunch, 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.
On the way back to Epernay you will enjoy the discovery of another face of
Champagne: tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate. Among the Grandes
Maisons de Champagne, more than 1 000 family wine makers contribute to the
prestige of Champagne.
Entrance tickets included.
Departure: from 9.00 am on
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Reserve this tour
$227.00 per adult.
$172.00 per child.
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
* Transportation by
* Pick up and drop off at the
center of Epernay by minivan
* Entrance tickets