THE TOUR :
Arriving in the Champagne
region, you start your day with a sightseeing of Reims. City of coronation,
Reims is also the city of Champagne, definitely the most celebrated and festive
of wines! You will enjoy the sight of the Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne:
Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Pommery, etc., many names that will make you think of
a great party or a romantic dinner with a glass of champagne…
And you are going to have more than one!
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Mumm. The
Mumm Maison de Champagne was founded in 1827, however the Mumm dynasty dates
back to the 12th century. They were German and in the 18th century they were
already wine producers and merchants. Recognising the quality and the potential
of the sparkling wines produced in the nearby Champagne region, in 1927 they
decided to establish a branch of their wine company there. “Only the Best” being
their motto, they soon seduced illustrious European royal families. The creation
of the “Cordon Rouge” definitely established their fame: they became the
official supplier of the British Royalty – which they still are – and they
attracted artists such as Utrillo and Foujita. Mumm is today the official
sponsor of Formula One F1 races.
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).
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims. 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. After lunch, we take you to the
Montagne de Reims vineyards. 9 of the 17 grand cru villages in the whole of
Champagne region lay on and around the Montagne de Reims. Here, the special
terroir gives Champagne much of its character.
Tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate near Reims, dedicated to the true
expression of Champagne. Your guide drives you back to Reims.
Departure: from 9.00 am on
Wednesday & Friday
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 Reims center by minivan
* Entrance tickets